Monday, December 10, 2012

Adult Ministry Principle 8: Make Sure You Are On Course

It would be sad if you were so busy organizing, guiding, and directing that you failed to realize that adults weren't growing. Take some time to evaluate whether you are on the right course.

I measure results by using a simple benchmark related to Bible study group attendance and ministry involvement. 
  • If a person is attending a Bible study group at least 50% of the time and has at least one ministry they are serving in, then I consider them on track. 
  • This doesn't sound like much involvement, but it is simple to measure from year-to-year. I have discovered that, if I don't monitor this, our assimilation of adults drops from 75% to about 45%.
There are assessments you can also use to evaluate the spiritual maturity of adults.