by Joel Comiskey
Last week we blogged about the “why” of statistical reporting. Let’s now look at the “what” question. What are the essential statistics to ask for? One common error is to overload the reports with details that will never be examined. Here are some important, bottom line statistics:
- Whether or not the group actually met
- How many were in the group
- Facts about the group such as conversions and new visitors
- Prayer requests
Some other importnat details include:
- What the leader did during the week to visit attendees
- How many from the group are in the training
- Goal for multiplication
A normal report might look like this:
|Weekly Life Group Report
Please return to Life Group mail slot in church workroom by Sunday.
Leader: ____________________ Attendance: _______ Date: ___________
Topic/Theme of gathering: ____________________________
Multiplication date: ___________ Multiplication Leaders: ___________________
Contacts of members/visitors: _______ Visitors: __________
How many in Training Track: ________ Meeting with Coach: __________
Utilize the back for prayer requests or information you deem important to communicate with your Coach/Pastoral Staff.
Another good example from the International Christian Center in Staten Island, New York is:
| Weekly Bridge Group Report
Weekly Activity Report:
Total Attendance: ________ Visitors: ________
Bridge Group Trainees :
Number of Follow-Up contacts during the week:
One-on-one Appointments: ___________________________
Utilize bottom of sheet for prayer requests or information you deem important to communicate with your Coach/Leadership Staff. If you need more room please use back of page. Thank You.
Please return to Angela Munizziâ€™s Ministry Office mailbox in the Choir Room .
As Steve Cordle mentioned in his blog last Thursday, only ask leaders to report on items that will be looked at, examined, and communicated.