Sometimes spiritual maturity is easy to spot. But effective discipleship requires a more thorough assessment. Even if you have a good idea of where you are spiritually (as an individual or a church), it can be a challenge to identify areas where you need to grow and what specific first steps you can take.
The Discipleship Pathway Assessment is an online assessment for individuals and churches to measure discipleship progress in becoming more like Christ. Knowing where you are is the first step toward taking proactive steps in your discipleship.
The Church Planter Candidate Assessment (CPCA) is a statistically validated online assessment instrument which helps potential church planters and their respective organizations identify areas of established strength and other areas needing development as they prepare to plant a church.
What traits should a church planter have? Are there discernible personal qualities evident among those who have planted successfully? LifeWay Research endeavored to unearth the skills and mindsets common among the most proven church planters. What resulted were specific, measurable characteristics which were consistent among those who have had success in planting churches.
God designed the church to be a place of transformation. God designed such transformation to often happen in the context of smaller groups of people. But what characteristics are true of churches that are making transformed disciples through group-based ministry-whether small groups, missional communities, Sunday school, or some other expression of groups?
In Transformational Groups , Ed Stetzer and Eric Geiger have created a new scorecard that will provide a map to transformational success for your church’s groups ministry. Using data from the largest survey of pastors and laypersons ever done on the condition of groups in the church, they define a simple process to lead your groups from where they are to where God wants them to be.
The LifeWay Research Pastor Search Congregational Survey download is a set of questions that a pastor search team can use to survey their congregation. This downloadable file is a useful resource for pastor search teams who often need input from their congregation to understand their church’s perceptions and expectations.
This survey provides questions that address many aspects of this important decision. The editable format allows the search team to simply select the questions they wish to use.
The 2018 Compensation Study was a joint project of state Baptist conventions, GuideStone Financial Resources, and LifeWay Christian Resources. Compensation and congregational data was collected anonymously from ministers and office/custodial personnel of Southern Baptist churches and church-type missions. Reports are based on compensation for over 11,000 respondents from 40 state conventions.
A key feature of this study is the customized report. It provides reports for only those churches of similar attendance, membership and budget to your own.