Episode 603: New Metrics for Church Planting During COVID

In Episode 603 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel shares a panel from a CPLF gathering on new metrics for church planting during COVID-19.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to think about launch day metrics
  • If 2020 changed the way we think about discipleship in the church

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “COVID-19 has changed the scorecard for churches that are being planted.”
  • “We have to be willing to look at unconventional venues, erratic patterns of meeting, and, on a realistic level, launches and launch teams are going to be smaller than what we might have looked at before.”
  • “We are in a season right now where we are trying to wrap our heads around what it means to be a church attender.”
  • “Giving is still a metric we are keeping a close eye on. Giving patterns speak to their commitment to the church.”
  • “We want to create an environment where I can simply disciple our core team and that core team can help disciple the rest of our team.”
  • “Engaging your community has become a high priority.”
  • “We are encouraging church planters to take some of the pressure off of themselves.”

Recommended Resources:

  • Learn more about CPLF

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Published June 17, 2021

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