You could share anecdotes of where you see the vision of church coming to fruition. You could pay a coach to come in and help you discern where you are at. Both of these are good things. But there's also a simpler starting point...
You could plugin Growing Healthier Churches to your church management database and then have real time measures to give you some concrete answers to these questions.
Click below to access an overview about why you can trust GHC with your ChMS data to help you focus on health growth.
GHC gives you an intuitive, quick and grounded insight into how healthy your church is.
With an ability to share dashboards with your team, GHC prompts conversations that bring your team together to see the same thing. It's our hope you can, with GHC, develop a richer narrative of what's happening and could happen in your church - since every metric represents a story.
What does good + healthy look like? GHC prompts you to answer that and a good set of metrics gets a team off to the great start. You cannot under-estimate the power of focussing on a goal together (and seeing the results) in the whirlwind of ministry.
When you can see how God gives the growth it's a moment to stop and thank God for what He's doing!
If you're a Tithe.ly/Elvanto or PCO user then you're minutes away (with a once off setup) from seeing all this!
If you'd like more reasons to use something like GHC and think hard about church health measures I'd recommend Tony Morgan's book: Vital Signs. Get a free ebook copy of it here.