March 6, 2014 Tony Morgan

Vital Signs: 2 Metrics on Connecting People Beyond Sunday

I’ve met very few pastors who are satisfied to have people involved only on Sunday mornings. Healthy churches know that discipleship requires engagement in two key areas: community and volunteer service. But just how well are you doing at connecting people to these two components? My experience is that very few leaders really know.

My latest eBook, Vital Signs: Meaningful Metrics That Keep a Pulse on Church Health, can help you measure success in four key areas: attendance, involvement, finances, and facilities. Regarding involvement, consider these two Vital Signs that can help you get a much clearer perspective…

1. Community

Whether your discipleship model is built on small groups or classes, connecting people to community is critical to their growth. But what is a healthy level of involvement for a church your size? This is one of the Vital Signs discussed in the eBook.

2. Serving

You know how critical volunteers are to your church. If it weren’t for people willing to serve, you would hardly be able to function. But serving is just as critical to an individual’s discipleship as it is to your church’s operations. So how many people should be connecting to volunteer teams? This is another Vital Sign you’ll discover.

In addition to these two, Vital Signs reveals 10 more metrics. Each includes a range of benchmarks to help you assess your true health. You’ll have everything you need to get a fuller perspective about your church, develop a plan to improve it, and measure your progress over time.

Learn more about Vital Signs on


Can’t wait to measure the health of your church? We’ve created a worksheet to automatically calculate all 12 of your Vital Signs. You can access it for FREE right here! Then utilize the eBook to better understand your results!

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and
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