Steve from “Gospel-Centered Living” has published another excellent article called “Confusing Participation with Transformation.” He says that it’s easy for churches to spend huge amounts of time, money, and energy promoting and carrying out big events, and then to confuse participation at these events with authentic Christian living. (I think this sometimes happens weekly, unfortunately.)
We should ask, â€œWhat is our mission, again?â€Â Is it to make church members or make disciples?Â Can I measure my spiritual formation with my calendar?Â Can my church measure its success with attendance rolls?
Those are good questions. What do you say? How should the church “measure its success?”