Small Church pastors are often told that if our church isn’t growing it’s because we’re not paying enough attention to the numbers.
That’s not true. Small Church pastors are very aware of the numbers – sometimes painfully so.
I’ll admit that Small Churches don’t use metrics the way bigger churches do. But it‘s not because the numbers don’t matter to us. And it certainly isn’t because we don’t want our churches to grow. It’s because of something no one ever talks about.
Metrics designed by and for megachurches don’t work in Small Churches. We need metrics to measure health that don’t presuppose numerical increase.