how do Canadian protestant churches evaluate success?

 Canadian Protestant church board members and pastors need a strong theological foundation for the practice of evaluating what “success” means for the local church. While recently there has been some movement away from using the traditional metrics of attendance and giving, the results from this research survey reveal that there is still more work to be done.


This Canadian survey of Protestant churches includes questions about:

  • Whether churches undertake organizational evaluation or not
  • Processes and tools that churches use for organizational evaluation 
  • Theological principles and biblical passages that guide their process
  • Evaluation criteria used
  • Barriers or obstacles encountered
  • Benefits experienced from conducting an organizational evaluation


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How do Canadian Protestant Churches Evaluate Ministry Success (pdf)

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