Did you know that the number of pre-orders a new book has can greatly increase its chance of having an impact? Please help us launch Faithful Metrics: A field guide to measuring mission without missing the moments.
Faithful Metrics is a field guide for congregational leaders who have already discovered that measuring how many and how much can be discouraging but are not sure why or what to do about it. We want to start a conversation about congregational metrics by asking questions like:
- How do congregations measure success – or is that even a faithful question?
- Do any of our current measures restrict possibilities for the future?
- What if new measures could open possibilities for ministry and ways of experiencing God moving among us?
Read this book and launch a conversation that can lead to a movement in your faith community.
Here’s what we’re asking you to do:
Pre-order your copy of Faithful Metrics: A field guide to measuring mission without missing the moments by January 31st to help build a buzz and get others excited about this new resource.
As a thank you, you’ll receive these very special gifts from LEAD:
- Interview with Peggy Hahn, author of Faithful Metrics, discussing why this book is a must-read for leaders of congregations of all sizes.
- Faithful Top Ten Metrics for an outward-facing congregation.
- Faithful Metrics, Chapter 1
We know you want this book but don’t just take our word for it, check out what others are saying about the book then pre-order a copy for yourself by January 31st to get your free thank you gifts from LEAD.
Tell your friends about it too.
What others are saying about Faithful Metrics: A field guide to measuring missing without missing the moments:
“Church leaders often either lean too heavily on the limited metrics of budgets and attendance, or they swing the pendulum the other way, writing off any analysis completely, with phrases like, ‘We’re not about numbers; we’re about people.’ Peggy Hahn gives us a soulful way to take a meaningful look at ministry, focusing beyond nickels and noses to reenergize the deeper work of ministry. This book is best read by a church leadership team together.”
Michael Rinehart, Bishop of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod
“If you want to start a fight in a room full of church professionals, bring up the topic of metrics. We mostly all agree that we need to be measuring something, but we also feel like we aren’t measuring the right things. Peggy Hahn not only deftly explains the reason for the dissatisfaction with our current metrics, she draws out the path to lead us toward genuinely helpful ways to evaluate our ministry, think creatively about new ministries, and tell the stories of our communities. Move this book to the top of your to-read pile with your staff, leadership, and key volunteers as soon as possible.”
David Hansen, Pastor of Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church, The Woodlands
“Faithful Metrics is for congregational leaders that understand the church is moving through a time of uncertainty and want to face the adaptive challenges ahead but do not know how. Written for groups, it lives up to its name as a field guide for congregations. With step-by-step exercises, and written in accessible language, it provides a path for congregations to faithfully journey together into a new future.”
Terri Elton, Associate Professor of Leadership at Luther Seminary
“In a time when so many congregations are looking for a ‘quick fix’ to get us back to a time that no longer exists, Faithful Metrics presses the church to consider that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to help revitalize a ministry; still there are metrics that are common to congregations who are faithfully moving into the future. In an age of change, where adaptive leadership is called for, Faithful Metrics is an important resource to stoke and inspire the conversations that should be happening in every congregation.”
William “Bill” Gohl, Jr., Bishop of the Delaware-Maryland Synod, ELCA
“Faithful Metrics is both theological and practical. It is chock full of examples and questions that help church leaders rethink metrics that will help them and their congregations deepen their faith and their connection to the Mission of God.”
Susan Briner, Bishop’s Associate of the Southwestern Texas Synod
“Measuring what matters is not a standard practice in most churches. Faithful Metrics provides the stimulus for church leaders to engage in a meaningful conversation about metrics in ministry. Introducing the concept and practices of lag metrics and lead metrics can help every church become more intentional about measuring what counts in their church. Target a few areas of church life to use the practices in Faithful Metrics over the next year, and watch the impact on your ministry.”
John Roberto, Vibrant Faith Leadership Team