Why Measure Impact in Your Church?

Should churches measure impact? Should a church focused on spiritual pursuits identify metrics and put in place tools to assess impact in their church? This is one of the biggest questions many churches grapple with today. While measurement is treated as part of organizational management everywhere else, in the church, some leaders can be hesitant […]

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How to create SMART goals based on your church survey results

“…God willing.” Proverbs 16:9 says, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Our planning work can be done within the practice of prayer, with eyes up and hands open. Our planning posture can be, “God, you have our permission to rearrange anything and everything to accomplish your purposes.” Like Jesus, we […]

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Do the survey results accurately reflect the church?

The Vital Impact Assessment church survey cannot provide a perfect or fully objective evaluation of the church’s health and impact. However, it can provide a sufficient and trustworthy evaluation of the church’s health and impact. When assessing validity and reliability, it is important to remember the survey’s primary purpose: to measure the church’s health and […]

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