Life Marks Journey™
The Life Marks Journey is an online coaching and discipleship tool. Not only does the tool assist in communicating your church strategy and resources, it provides valuable feedback to church leaders about the spiritual development of participants.
Are you being effective in ministry? How would you know?
"Your scorecard for your congregation or ministry should reflect your own vision and values. It needs to support what you are trying to accomplish and how you are going about getting it done. Developing the right scorecard will help establish the accountability that will turn your dreams into reality. It will also give you opportunities to celebrate progress made on your journey into the missional renaissance. A better world will be the ultimate result of your efforts."
— Reggie McNeal. Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) (p. 88). Jossey-Bass. Kindle Edition.
Have you identified the attributes you want to encourage in your members? Communicated them clearly?
Do you have any idea whether people are internalizing the traits you want them to exhibit? Are you helping them to grow?
The Life Marks Journey is a personalized spiritual growth process intended to address these questions. It is personalized both for your congregation and for each individual who undertakes the journey. The Life Marks Journey radically expands the reach of your customized teaching by providing a framework to enable members to self-assess their current level of development, identify the resources most relevant to their needs, and track their own progress. In addition, by providing anonymous aggregate metrics, it provides the leadership team with valuable insight into overall levels of participation and growth over time.
Research conducted by Barna Group validates the need for new approaches for encouraging spiritual growth and measuring success.
"Common success measures such as church attendance and program completion showed little correlation with transformational progress. The new metrics being tested relate primarily to spiritual fruit evidenced through character change, lifestyle shifts, attitudinal transitions, and spiritual process and commitments." - Barna.org