It’s easy to judge the health of a church by the number of seats filled every Sunday. However, just because a church is large doesn’t necessarily mean it's healthy. I’ve talked with pastors in larger churches who’ve admitted their church wasn’t as healthy as it could be. And I’ve talked with pastors in smaller churches who haven’t ever been in a healthier church environment.
With church health being a highly discussed topic these days, I want to highlight four resources that will help improve the overall health of your church:
- The Numbers Game
It’s your responsibility to know exactly what numbers matter when it comes to growing a healthy church and how to use that data to improve the way your church does ministry. This eBook highlights the nine different dimensions that — when properly measured and tracked — offer churches valuable intelligence about the health and vitality of their community-building efforts.
- The Assimilation Engine
Assimilation and church health go hand in hand. Do assimilation well, and your church is likely to grow in a way that’s healthy. Do assimilation poorly, and you will have no idea whether you’re actually helping people move toward becoming disciples. Everything you want to improve regarding the overall health of your church is founded in your assimilation process. This resource will provide you with everything you need to know in order to make sure your church’s assimilation engine is running at its best.
- The Challenge of Leading Volunteers
We all know that volunteers are the lifeblood of a healthy church. However, when it comes to increasing volunteer engagement, many churches are approaching it in the wrong way. This resource will help you create a culture in which new volunteers are identified and equipped, existing volunteers are continually trained and engaged, and the health of your volunteer process is improved.
- Is Your Church an Elephant?
Your church management software can play a key role in creating and maintaining the overall health of your church. However, most church leaders never understand how to fully integrate it in a way that enables results, and ultimately they give up trying. There’s no reason your church has to stay where it is — going nowhere. This resource is just one of the ways we’re working to help churches like yours multiply your ministry efforts — not by changing your why or what, but by improving your how.
Have you downloaded these resources yet? How have they changed the processes and systems you have in place to ensure your church is growing in a way that is healthy and sustainable?