Have you heard of rapid iteration, Pastor? It’s what business guys call making adjustments in their business quickly to keep up with the pace of change. They try something, see how it works, tweak, and try again. It’s continuous improvement. It’s not a concept that most of us with flocks to care for and sermons […]
23 Questions that will Help your Church Get Better
When you visit a doctor, he determines your health by two methods. First, he collects the numbers. Then, he asks you the questions. The first step is quantitative. These 18 important numerical measures for your church give you the numbers side of evaluating your church’s health. The second measure is qualitative. Qualitative insight comes from asking questions. 23 Qualitative […]
How Healthy is Your Church? These 18 Numbers Will Tell You.
Whether you’ve thought it or not, your church has an evaluation system. Every service is evaluated by every attendee. They talk about it afterwards in the lobby. They share their impressions between friends. If it’s really good, others hear about it. If it’s really bad, even more “others” hear about it. We can’t help ourselves; […]
9 Questions Every Pastor Should Ask
Pastor, when someone asks, “How are things going at the church?” you almost always answer, “Good!” “Fine.” Or “Great!” But how do you know? How do you actually gauge how things are going? 9 Questions to Evaluate your Church Here are nine questions to ask regularly to know how it’s really going… and how to […]