Whether it be physical health or mental health, I encourage my family, friends, and co-workers to always, ALWAYS, go in for a check-up at least once a year. Most often, the best health care is preventive health care.
I believe the same is true regarding the health of a church; preventive health care is the best healthcare. So, just like taking a blood count and a blood pressure reading at a medical check-up, I would like for us to take a mid-year reading of some of our metrics and ask, “What do the numbers mean about the health of our church?
Sunday School Attendance
Diagnosis: We are moving closer to the goal of 115 in Bible Study established at the beginning of the year, but there’s still work to do
Wednesday Bible Study Attendance (HBC Kids, HBC Youth, & Adults)
Diagnosis: With Wednesday Night Bible Study figured in, HBC is very close to reaching the goal of 115 people in Bible Study
Diagnosis: Worship attendance has grown, but next steps must be established to help attendees engage in Bible study & service
Diagnosis: We celebrate HBC’s new members and pray that they continually invest in HBC’s 5 Values
Diagnosis: I would love to see this number increase as more people accept Christ
What do all the above measurements mean? It means that God is doing a good work in our congregation, but that there is still work left to do. As we start the second half of 2017, I pray that we see Bible Study numbers grow along with the numbers of those investing in relationships at HBC. You’ll be hearing more from me shortly regarding Bible Study. Until then, please continue to pray for our church.
Love God. Love Neighbor. Love Self.
Paul is the husband to Tara, father to Natalie and Isaac, has an average jump shot, and enjoys running. His secret wish is to one day become a Jedi Knight. Paul holds a doctorate in marriage and family counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and currently serves as senior pastor of Hardinsburg Baptist Church. Paul desires to help young couples navigate the early crucibles of marriage, especially when one or both of the spouses are engaged in vocational ministry.