AN OVERVIEW of MEASUREMENT METRICS: In four of my books I have updated and modified a church measurement tool. You will find a chapter on measurement in each of these books:
Cure for the Common Church, (Wesleyan Publishing House), chapter “Chapter 6: How Does a Church Grow Learners,” pp. 101-123.
> ORGANIX: Signs of Leadership in a Changing Church (Abingdon Press), “Chapter 8: Measure 4 Types of Church Growth,” pp. 139-159.
> Growth By Accident, Death By Planning (Abingdon Press), “Chapter 7: Missteps with Evaluation,” pp. 97-108/
> A House Divided: Bridging the Generation Gaps In Your Church (Abingdon Press), “Chapter 10: Evaluate Your Success,” pp. 202-221.
I explain that church growth involves four types of congregational growth. It is a seriously incorrect assumption to assume church growth is all about numbers. It is only 1/4 about numbers and 3/4 about the other types of growth mentioned in Acts 2:42-47. In the New Testament we find…
> Maturation Growth, i.e. growth in maturity,Acts 2:42-43.
> Growth in Unity: Acts 2:44-46.
> Growth in Favor, i.e. among non-Christians, Acts 2:47a.
> Growth in number of salvations, i.e. which God does according to this verse, Acts 2:47b.