The other compelling byte from The New Metrics article written by Lois Swagerty (Leadership Network) is the suggestion that success in today’s church is ultimately measured by stories that are being told. Here’s an excerpt:
“For many leaders, the new scorecarding all comes down to the stories. For John Seybert it’s simple. ‘The way you measure success is by stories,’ he says. ‘If you can’t get together in a meeting and roll stories off the tip of your tongue, then you’re not having success.’ You can always fake stats, but you can’t fake stories.”
What kind of stories are being told in your church?
How often are stories being told?
What kind of stories do you want to hear, and how do you get there?