Here are six important church metrics you shouldn't ignore:

  1. Conversion trends
  2. Ministry involvement trends
  3. Small group attendance trends
  4. Total giving trends
  5. Budget giving trends
  6. Weekly per capita giving

Some highlights from today's Rainer Report:

  • The higher the percentage of members you get involved in ministry, the smaller the back door of the church will get.
  • Small-group attendance trends will likely tell you more about other areas of the church—giving, involvement, worship attendance and so forth.
  • Total giving isn't the only giving trend you need to be watching in your church.
  • Giving trends are often early indicators for other church health trends.

Watch the video to learn more!

Thom S. Rainer is the president of LifeWay Christian Resources.

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