Transformation on track
The results from our first Transformation Survey are in!
CCMBC emailed out our first Transformation Survey to all MB churches in June/July of this year. The survey’s purpose is to measure – over time – the transformation of our churches in three areas: life, church and world.
We feel this is critical because it allows us to track the impact and use of CCMBC initiatives toward our goal of multiplying Christ-centred churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.
It is the mandate of the measurement committee of the executive board to evaluate the effectiveness of CCMBC initiatives, and we see this survey as an invaluable tool to help us do that. The purpose is not to evaluate individual churches but conference initiatives. The national board and provincial leaders will use survey results to assess the effectiveness of our programs.
For example, we were thrilled to discover that the vast majority of MB churches (87 percent) are involved in global missions in some way. We hope to see that percentage grow over time.
We received completed surveys from 144 (57 percent) of our churches. Our sincere thanks to all the pastors and church leaders who filled it out.
Based on your helpful comments, we will make changes to future versions of the survey. In order to measure change over time, it is important that churches participate every year and that we have a high response rate. Of course, the results of this survey will be made available to you on our website and in future articles in the Herald.
Measurement Committee chair, Executive Board