In an interview with Tony Morgan, Pastor Stephen DeFur of Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, tells about the questions his church asks, beyond attendance and financial issues, in order to monitor vitality. Questions related to “life changes by participants” are below. A previous set of questions was in the February 8 issue of Leading Ideas.
Are we seeing tangible evidence of people finding freedom in Jesus? Are marriages being restored? Are people finding freedom from addiction? Are parents having deeper conversations with their kids? Are we hearing stories of people finding courage to live their faith at work or school?