Leadership

Using Evaluations Wisely For Better Sunday Services

There are several vital keys in determining if your team is connecting with your congregation in your worship services.


Stephen Brewster  ·  December 4, 2017

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Every good creative team shows up on Sunday with the hopes of a great experience.

We work all week to tweak, test, polish and refine to create an experience that will help people connect with God. By Sunday night, it’s over. But how do we know if our efforts were effective or not?

Evaluation is vital to teams that grow. Anything we want to grow has to have metrics attached to it, so that it can be evaluated.

So how do good teams evaluate experiences?

There are five vital keys to be evaluated to know if your team is winning or losing:

How do good teams evaluate experiences?

1. Excellence.
Did your team give it their best? When you walk into Nordstrom’s, you never wonder if things are “excellent.” We know excellence when we see it. Further, when we start to achieve excellence on our team, it prevents us from being comfortable or satisfied with anything less. Now there is a bit of a sliding scale. What excellence looks like for you today is very different than what it may look like for you two years from now. Do your best, give your best, but don’t settle for “good enough,” and never stop chasing better.

2. Transitions.
This is the most overlooked and costly moment that needs to be evaluated. Without good, seamless, smooth transitions we won’t have good experiences. Transitions are the most important part of a Sunday. How do people enter, how do they exit, how do we get from one moment to the next, how smooth is the communication during that moment? Transitions are not hard, but they must be intentional. Focusing on your transitions are the easiest way to improve your experience and the most dangerous way to create distractions in your experience.

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