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A People Scorecard for Your Church

Tracking your ministry's effectiveness.

NOTE: This post is adapted from the book Missional Renaissance. In it, McNeal argues that missional churches will shift from program development to people development.

In order to help people grow, we're going to need a new scorecard that celebrates investments in people, not just programs, and cheers breakthroughs in people's lives, not just organizational achievement. We need a scorecard that supports a people development culture.

To pull off this new scorecard will require a retooling, a reallocation of every resource the church and church leaders employ. It can be helpful for us to think through this grid of resources: prayer, people (both leaders and your ministry constituency), time, finances, facilities, and technology. In each of these areas, we can and should identify specific results in people's lives that would signal genuine progress for them.

Below are some benchmarks to track your ministry constituency. These suggestions are just ideas to prime the pump of your imagination as ...

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