Do Small Churches Need Self-Assessment? | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

Ed StetzerNumbers don’t determine a church’s health in-and-of themselves, but facts are our friends. | Ed Stetzer

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Facts are our friends, and we need to use them with care. A church assessment is about giving you the facts you need, even if a lot of people don’t recognize that. Churches of all sizes, even small ones, should engage in some form of assessment because it is necessary, legitimate and beneficial.

Is It Necessary?

Whether you know it or not, from the classroom to the doctor’s office, we use assessments every day. My auto mechanic uses certain tools to assess the health of my car and determine if there are any problems we need to address. Most accept those types of assessments, but when it comes to the assessment of churches, the conversation can get sticky. Continue reading →

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