Measuring Success?

Annie Kirke reflects on her experience in pioneer ministry and the challenge of measuring success [on the Fresh Expressions website]. She floats the idea of measures like these…

As new measurables for professed and unprofessed disciples I would suggest that we look for signs of a growing, mature faith in God, leading to a tangible Christ-likeness in attitude and behaviour. Further commitments would be to:

  • discovering how God has uniquely made and called each disciple to partner in his redeeming and renewing Kingdom work and obedience to pursuing this with the support of the body of Christ;
  • exercising faith in everyday life, making Christ known through words, works and wonders to demonstrate the presence of the Kingdom in homes, work places and community spaces;
  • practicing hospitality and table fellowship with neighbours, colleagues and local community – not just other Christians;
  • sharing possessions and money with those in need in both the body of Christ and the wider community
  • care of creation.

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