Prov 27:23 â€œBe sure you know the condition of your flocksâ€¦â€ This principle is very important if you are going to develop people. Thatâ€™s what the cell church is all about. So it is important to have a process for developing people and a way to measure whether you are being effective or not. Our church focuses on four core processes as we help people to â€œConnect, Grow and Serve.â€
- Bring Them In â€“ The focus here is outreach through both â€œCelebration and Cell.â€
- Retain Them â€“ The focus here is to connect them to cell and release them to serve.
- Disciple Them â€“ The focus here is make â€œdisciple-makers.â€
- Send Them Out – The focus here is to impact the local community and nations.
Since we feel strongly about what weâ€™re trying to do, we need something to measure whether these goals are being realized. Certain reports and statistics help us to gauge how weâ€™re doing.
In a later blog I will explain what it is we look at and measure. I think there are some foundational measurements to take and as the ministry grows there may be other levels of things to watch and measure. A starting place is to take your mission or vision statement and ask yourself what it is you are trying to do, then, find a way to gauge your progress as you follow the Lordâ€™s leadership to expand His kingdom for His Glory.