Measuring Change

@Habitatstw has built 80 homes in an area neighborhood and 911 calls are down 53% in that neighborhood since the projectbegan. Great measurement of the transformation that Habitat can bring to an area. What metrics can we use to communicate the impact of our ministries? Will our current metrics (how many? how much? how often?) bring about such change in our communities? Reggie McNeal’s latest book Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church and Stetzer and Rainer’s Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations have me thinking differently about success and change.

Part of the issue is Habitat had to build 80 homes with years of labor and sweat and blood to get to that point. We want change we can see quickly and don’t have to wait for. Focusing on change and not quick results will mean long term commitment. I’m in. For my church and for Habitat of West St. Tammany.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on April 5, 2011, in Church Planting, Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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