Why Ignoring These 6 Church Metrics Is a Really Bad Idea

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.

This article originally appeared at thomrainer.com.

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