In an interview with Tony Morgan, Pastor Stephen DeFur of Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN, tells about the questions his church asks, beyond attendance and financial issues, in order to monitor vitality. Questions related to “actions by current participants” are below.
Are people taking next steps? Are we seeing adults professing their faith in Jesus? Are they then taking that decision public and getting baptized? Are people getting connected in small groups? Are we seeing increasing numbers of people finding ways to give their lives away through service?