This week, Exponential has focused on the importance of changing the scorecard of your church to measure multiplication values—such as sending capacity, disciple making, the number of apprentices we’re raising up and how many churches we’re planting and multiplying. What you measure improves, and what you celebrate gets repeated.
Next week: Exponential will focus on the topic of realigning your church culture for multiplication. We’ll look at the importance of culture, how you create it and what you need to know to develop a sending culture. To get these resources throughout the week, follow @churchplanting on Facebook and Twitter.
Below are summaries and links to the week’s articles and video, plus additional resources to check out to learn more about scorecard changing and measuring Kingdom impact:
Is Your Scorecard Advancing Your Kingdom or God’s? by Bill Easum/ Five telling questions to help you and your team evaluate and transform your church’s current value system.
The ‘Real’ Power of Multiplication (video featuring pastor and author J.D. Greear)/ Through the Holy Spirit, we have unfathomable power (John 14:12), but that power will only be released through one thing.
Is Your Church Winning at Multiplication? by Dave Ferguson/ How do you know if what you’re doing as a leader is actually growing God’s Kingdom? When your church starts to count and celebrate the number of other churches you plant or support, your scoreboard begins to reveal new measurements of success.
Church Planting Movements: How God Is Redeeming a Lost World by David Garrison (WIGTake Resources)
Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send by J.D. Greear (Zondervan)
Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church by Reggie McNeal (Jossey-Bass)
Movements That Changed the World: Five Keys to Spreading the Gospel by Steve Addison ((IVP Books)
On The Verge: A Journey Into the Apostolic Future of the Church by Dave Ferguson and Alan Hirsch (Zondervan, Exponential Series)
The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Hinder It by Roland Allen (Wipf & Stock Pub)
Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for the Church by Ed Stetzer (B&H Books)
Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters Become Movement Makers by Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird (Jossey-Bass)
Spark: Igniting a Culture of Multiplication by Todd Wilson
Becoming a Level 5 Multiplying Church by Todd Wilson and Dave Ferguson
Keeping Score: How to Know If Your Church Is Winning by Dave Ferguson
Changing the Scorecard (interview with Lou Huesmann)
Are You Planting a Multiplying Church by Todd Wilson and Dave Ferguson
A New Ministry Scorecard? (interview with Eric Ries)
Wrestling With Challenging Kingdom Questions by Mac Lake
When Your Church Objects to Your Multiplication Vision by Shane Critser