Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Reveal Section 1

For as long as I been involved in a local church, success has been gauged by the numbers. The assumption goes – the more people that are present in a church program the greater the impact. Greg L. Hawkins put it another way,

“Does increased attendance in ministry programs automatically equate to spiritual growth? To be brutally honest; it does not….Attendance numbers help determine if people like what you are doing. ”

Figures only tell a part of the story. Instead of gauging the effectiveness of a church program with numbers, Hawkins suggest we need to gauge the heart of participates.