April 3, 2009
Here are two ways to measure the depth of community in your church.
"Is there any way to measure the depth of community in your church?"
People seemed stumped. How do you create a social metric?
1. Ask each person, "How many '2 a.m. friends' do you have?" These are the people whom you could call at 2 a.m., and it would be okay.
2. Ask each person, "How many friends do you have who have 'refrigerator rights'?" These are people who could come into your house and open your fridge and help themselves, and it wouldn't bother you.
Make these questions part of an annual churchwide survey, and you'll be able to see if your people are truly in community.
What other ways can you think of to measure the depth of community in your church?
posted by Kevin Miller on April 3, 2009 2:11 PM