Innovative Churches: Measures & the Future

March 6, 2007 by

Part 10 in a series on Innovative Churches. Be sure to contribute to the Most Innovative Churches list.

How will we know if innovation is working? How should we measure the impact? What does success look like?

Our impact should be measured against becoming the Church that Jesus is returning for. Is my church increasing with people who look more like Christ? Are more people being drawn unto Jesus through the church? Are families strengthened? Are marriages stronger? Are people passionately pursuing their purpose? This is what success looks like.

What do you believe will be the most significant differences between churches of today and churches of the future?

Churches of tomorrow will be more connected with people–especially those that have not met Jesus yet–than ever before. People will see churches as a refuge and help, not a dusty ol’ corner box with snoots. Churches of tomorrow will be picking up where governments leave off. They’ll be feeding, housing and healing more people. They’ll be working with community leaders to solve social problems. And above all, they will be preparing the Church for the return of Jesus!

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Brad Abare

Brad Abare is the founder of the Center for Church Communication. He consults with companies and organizations, helping them figure out why in the world they exist, why anyone should care and what to do about it.
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4 Responses to “Innovative Churches: Measures & the Future”

  • Greg Atkinson
    March 6, 2007

    Good thoughts and words. I agree.

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  • Jim McGee
    March 12, 2007

    I think churches of tomorrow will be multinational and multilingual (not just multiethnic). Where is the growth (in population and in Christians)? Overseas. Where are the most pressing needs? Overseas. Where is the self-sacrifice for the Kingdom? Overseas. We need what they’ve got, and when we get it (through real partnership as geographic and communication barriers continue to decline), we’ll be surprised at the ways that our local communities begin to be transformed.

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  • gary sweeten
    April 6, 2007

    Relationships are and shall be key. Relating better to God, self and others are in our DNA and come even more alive when the Holy Spirit resides with us and in us. However, many believers are coming from anti-caring homes, schools and neighborhoods to building relationships will require intentional skill building with folk who are wounded and wounders. Mobs do not grow and serve but communities do.

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  • Cheryll Anderl
    May 21, 2012

    Great information :)

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