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Is Your Church Successful? New Benchmarks
Episode 24028th October 2019 • Everyday Disciple Podcast • Caesar Kalinowski
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Jesus was immeasurably the most successful person in human history. In every way. Yet, if we were to measure his lifetime effectiveness using today’s Church benchmarks of success, Jesus would probably find it hard to get hired on at most churches. What are you measuring?

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at why some of the traditional ways we’ve been measuring church success are not producing kingdom growth and mature disciples. Here are the new benchmarks of a successful church.

Your church or community really can shift toward missional engagement. By changing what you measure, you’ll begin to change your focus to accomplishing the Church’s true mission and its ultimate purpose.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why what your church is measuring may actually be toxic.
  • How our current standards of success are very different than Jesus’.
  • What happens when we begin to measure and fund different goals.
  • 10 new benchmarks of a successful, missional church.

Get started here…

From this episode:

“Sure Jesus could draw a crowd, usually around healings and massive meal times, yet he primarily spent the bulk of his leadership energy and time with only a dozen people. In our modern church, Jesus would not get great marks here and would probably not get that promotion up the ladder… Senior leadership usually relegates discipleship to lower team members or ‘directors.’ Sorry, Jesus.”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #240

10 Missional Benchmarks Guide, Test and Assessment 

Everyday Disciple Workshop in North Carolina – Register Here

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

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