Numbers That Count
Posted on March 24, 2008
Easter. The second most attended weekend on any church’s calendar. But it’s not all about the numbers. Of course, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to look at our numbers from this weekend. Any pastor who doesn’t look at them isn’t really leading in my opinion. But it’s not just about the numbers. It’s more about the numbers within the numbers.
This weekend we again experienced something at Fellowship that we strive for every weekend, something that goes far beyond stats and figures. Something that is found deep within the numbers. Oneness.
One church. Five locations. At each of our campuses, we saw people we had never seen before. We welcomed families who hadn’t been to church in years. From our newest location in Fort Worth to our Miami Good Friday service, the excitement and impact of this weekend far exceded our expectations. In the 18 years at Fellowship, God has always blown our forecasts and expectations out of the water. He did it again this year.
Are the overall numbers important? Sure. But for me, it’s the numbers within the numbers that really matter.
We are one church.
We have one vision.
We strive to reach one life at a time with the message of the one true Savior of the world.
Did the numbers meet our expectations? If one person stepped over the line of faith, then the answer is yes. Because that’s the only number that really counts.