End of January 6th 2016: stats and facts – Church Set Free …
274 views, 98 new visitors, 14 sermons, 54 conversations recorded (and that excludes “social media” and the oddly massive numbers counted there).
Struck me today how we measure ministry. How many this and how many that? Are the numbers going up or not? How do we reach more? How do we share the good news? How and how and how and how again!
In six days a lot has happened. One week. One thin slice of this new year. Should the numbers be higher? Are these numbers puny? How are we counting the hits? Can you verify these numbers? How do we measure this ministry?
In the two years I have been writing “sermons” there are a handful of people who have told me they have been changed by those words. Just as I have been changed by your words.
And each small change I absorb changes something a lot bigger. Each small turn of one small cog turns a cog so much bigger. And these cogs change something massive. They change me. And that could be you.
So I think that measuring ministry forgets something massive. It misses the conversation between me and my God.
274 views, 98 new visitors, 14 sermons, 54 conversations recorded.
Is just the “blog count”.
That is not “my count” of my conversations with my God and others and our connecting God, nor the count of “sermons” shared with others and our God, and none of that can ever capture my daily living and loving – and the infinitesimal changes in me – day after day after day –
I believe one person changes. And that changes everything. Relationship changes. And I change.
I want to keep changing and be changed by our God in you and my God in me and leave the measuring to Him.
(and I wonder – does He call even call this stuff “a ministry”?)
Have a wonderful 7th of January!