Episode 517: Measuring Church Plant Success

In Episode 517 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how and when to measure church plant success.

“How do you measure the success of a new church plant within the first 4 to 6 months?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What a church plant timeline looks like
  • What appropriate metrics are in your community

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Think of terms in 3 to 6 month prep work and then going public.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you are 4 to 6 months in and you’ve started service and you have 50 people coming on a regular basis, that would be a big church plant in a lot of places.” – @edstetzer
  • “At 4 to 6 months, I would like to be in or near public worship, a handful of small groups already meeting and multiplying, and a handful of leaders I am already raising up.” – @edestetzer
  • “I would like to have a size of a core group, a launch team, or a public worship that is appropriate for the church plants that I have seen in that community.” – @edstetzer
  • “Success after you get assessed and as you are preparing your launch team looks different than what success would be when you plant a church.” – @danielsangi
  • “It’s not just the city and the state where you are planting, but it is also where in your city, and socioeconomically to whom you are reaching in your city and who God has called you to.” – @danielsangi
  • “As long as you can prove that forward movement and that you are reaching people with the gospel then there tends to be a little more flexibility around funding versus just stagnation.” – @danielsangi

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Published August 13, 2020

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