The Importance of Assessing Your Present Vitality

“If one of you wanted to build a tower, wouldn’t you first sit down and calculate the cost, to determine whether you have enough money to complete it? Otherwise, when you have laid the foundation but couldn’t finish the tower, all who see it will begin to belittle you.” Luke 14:28-29 CEB

It is important that you do some kind of assessment prior to investing time, energy and resources into training events or programs toward vitality.
What Reading Resources Might be Helpful

readingYou might want to begin assessing where you are by reading one of the following resources and having a discussion with your pastor and lay people:

  • Choosing the Faithful Path by Beth Chrissman and Nancy Rankin
  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Bishop Richard Schnase
  • The Surprise Factor, Kim Shockley and Paul Nixon
  • Imagining Church- Seeing Hope in a World of Change, Gary and Kim Shockley
  • Shift, Phil Maynard