Free Masterclass: Why measuring attendance is not enough, and how to move beyond filling seats

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“How many kids showed up at youth group?”

“How full was the service last weekend?”

“How large is your ministry?”

If you’re a leader, you’ve likely encountered these questions before—perhaps from someone who oversees your work, or perhaps worse, a ministry leader you just met at a conference. Furthermore, you may have felt tempted to inflate the answers. Somehow, more must be better.

You’re not alone.

But according to more than a decade of research, we’ve discovered that attendance doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, unless your ultimate goal is to get as many people in your seats as possible, attendance fails to fully reflect whether we are fulfilling the mission of our church or ministry.

So how might we measure success without just relying on the weekly headcount? What if we could determine new metrics that help us better track the important progress we want to see?

From Attendance to Mission

6 ways to measure success beyond filling seats
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 9AM Pacific Daylight Time

Register Now

Join Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute for a 1-hour digital masterclass, accessible from anywhere!

You will learn:

  • Why it’s not enough to measure attendance at your church
  • The best way to tell if your church is thriving with all generations
  • How to measure ministry success without using attendance (but still using numbers!)
  • Steps you can take immediately after the masterclass

Recording will be available for those who register.