The global body charged with discipleship resourcing in the United Methodist Church recently announced a yearly award for churches that increase their professing membership. Is that what we should be focusing on?
Note: This is a rewritten version of this post from a year ago. We’ve long been suspicious of church metrics and of the increased reliance on quantitative measurement in the UMC here at HackingChristianity. As the supervisory distance increases due to fewer district superintendents and larger districts, the church leadership is by necessity choosing to […]