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A Usable Metric for Any Church

No matter a church's size, 12Stone's Norwood Davis believes all churches can benefit from collecting data around the per-person-per-week giving metric.

"Here's what's beautiful about that metric," said Davis. "It's very flexible and scalable, regardless of what size church you are. All you have to do is create a simple table that has the date in the first column, the number of people in your worship service in the second column, and the total dollars in the third column. For the fourth column, you simply divide the third column by the second column, and that begins the data collection process."

From there, patterns will start to form: seasonal highs and lows, holiday changes, even changes related to the pay periods of the congregants. Those patterns shifted the whole budgeting process for 12Stone. "Instead of taking our revenue projection for the year, and doing a straight line division over ...

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  • September 28, 2016

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