To grow as a leader and as a church there are three things that must be in a place that can be evaluated and corrected on a regular basis.
Some would call these our core values. These are the things that make us tick. That tell us who we are. These are the things that all the other “stuff” flow from. The priorities are the filter for every program, every dollar, and every effort. Without knowing our priorities and without evaluating them regularly and deciding if what we’re doing goes along with them, we’re running a a race without a course. Stop. Think. Prioritize.
No matter what you’re leading or doing, it comes down to the question… are you getting it done? It’s not just managing a to-do list or checking off some boxes, but it’s about measuring our production against our goals. What kinds of things are you keeping score on or counting that you can evaluate to see if you’re really producing. If you’re a leader in a church, this is what it’s about because it determines if people are meeting Jesus. The bottom line of any organization depends on this. Stop. Measure. Produce.
All that production should lead to progress. The bottom line is that we should be growing and healthy. Churches should be reproducing on every level. Progress means our cities and towns are changed because our church is there. Stop. Evaluate. Progress.