I think one way that we could say we've been "successful" in moving towards this is seeing our "front door" being at least twice as large as our "back door". In other words, for every 20 people who start attending and call Redemption home, no more than 10 leave to find a new church home.
Community Groups regularly attended by 75%+ of Sunday attendance, with newcomers to Redemption getting involved in ministries beyond Sundays within 3 months of first attending.
This seems like probably two different items right?
People don`t feel like we are church of `clicks`, but we encourage to always mingle and get to know all the people within our walls.
I like this thought, it's certainly an ongoing goal. I don't know that it's a five year goal, maybe there is a way to talk about the effect that would have over 5 years? Maybe something to do with groups of people who would have never met anywhere else being friends or involved in each other lives or something?
I'd like to put something in here about inter-personal conflicts between members of the church being dealt with and non-destructive, but I'm not sure how to word it just yet.
Back to one of our initial objectives, it is readily visible that all ethnic backgrounds feel comfortable at Redemption as shown in a diverse membership roll. (i.e., no more than 50% of our membership is from a single ethnic background).