You Need to Be Looking at These Numbers

You Need to Be Looking at These Numbers

Church Trends from the Q4 2018 edition of The Unstuck Church Report

I’ve mentioned this before, but I love numbers. Data fuels a lot of my decision-making and helps me determine how things are going. Whether you like numbers or not, they are important. They create the standard, ultimately helping us measure how we are doing.

I think The Unstuck Church Report is resonating with so many church leaders (we’ve seen the list of church leaders subscribed go from 0 to 5,000+ in just four quarterly editions) for this reason—it provides a “scorecard” for church health. It helps you see where you’re “winning” and the areas of your ministry that need more attention. I really believe this kind of awareness can help leaders move in the direction we need to go.

The Q4 2018 edition of The Unstuck Church Report is available today! This 5-page PDF reviews 20 updated metrics in key areas of church health. From finances, to ministry health to staffing and leadership and more, I share some the numbers and add a few insights discussing my take on the numbers.

Actually, my team and I hosted a webinar on these numbers yesterday. It was a great conversation, and a lot of people asked some really good questions.

If you’d like to get my team’s thoughts on this quarter’s updated church health trends, you can watch a replay of the webinar. I’ve included it below if you’re interested.

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I hope you’ll check out these numbers, and then look into how your church is doing. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out on social media using the hashtag #unstuckchurch

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By |2018-10-23T09:09:36+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Consulting, Strategy|5 Comments

About the Author:

Tony is Chief Strategic Officer at The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, he served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and


  1. Teri Gaudioso November 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    What is the time frame of this report? For example, the increase in attendance was comparing what period of time to what period of time? Did 3rd quarter 2018 attendance increase over 2nd quarter?

    How many churches are included in this survey? What demographics are represented? Are they primarily non-denominational? Churches of a certain size?

    Thank you,

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    Tiffany Deluccia November 6, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Teri! All of your questions are addressed in the full report! You can get that here:

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  4. Cole Rogers November 28, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

    In calculating the Staff:Attendance ratio, did you guys include custodial, childcare or MDO teachers in your Staff numbers?

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      Tiffany Deluccia November 28, 2018 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Cole, we include all staff on payroll, unless they are staff for a separate organization, like a Christian school or daycare.

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