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Weekly Metrics

Worship

Main Service Attendance

  • Total attendance at all regular weekly services

  • One-time special events (i.e. guest speakers) held during a regular service time may be counted

  • One-time special services not during a regular service time (i.e. Good Friday) should be counted as a special service

 

First-Time Attendees

Note: this metric is optional for the Spring 2019 semester, but ministries should make plans to track individual attendance and report this number beginning in Fall 2019. 

  • Count of students attending any service for the first time

  • Students should only be counted once regardless of which service they attend (i.e., once overall, not once per service)

  • This should reflect first-time service attendance even if the student participated in an event or discipleship group prior to attending a service

 

Third-Time Attendees

Note: this metric is optional for the Spring 2019 semester, but ministries should make plans to track individual attendance and report this number beginning in Fall 2019.

  • Count of students attending any service for the third time

  • Students should be counted on their third time attending any service (i.e., the student does not have to attend the same service three times to be counted)

  • This should reflect a student’s third time attending a service even if the student participated in events or discipleship groups between their first and third time attending a service

 

Special Service Attendance

  • See guidance for Main Service Attendance

  • Special services are defined as worship services held at a time different than the main service (for instance, a Good Friday service if there is not normally a service on a Friday).

  • This metric will not be reported most weeks.

Fellowship

Regular Event Attendance

  • Total attendance at regular primarily fellowship events such as meals

  • Worship services and discipleship-focused small groups should not be counted

  • Events should occur on a regular schedule (typically monthly or weekly) - one-time events such as Christmas parties should be counted as special events

 

Special Event Attendance

  • Total attendance at one-time special events such as Christmas parties. Attendance at special worship services such as Good Friday should not be counted here and should be counted as a special worship service.

  • Special events may include campus/interfaith events provided that they are organized and clearly sponsored at least in part by the campus ministry

Discipleship

Group Attendance

  • Total attendance at discipleship-focused small groups

  • Groups should fit into one of the following categories to be counted:

    • Scripture study: traditional Bible study focused primarily on increasing students’ knowledge of scripture, whether a book study, topical study based primarily on scripture related to that topic, or similar. Groups may use a separate book provided that it serves primarily as a guide to scripture rather than itself the focus of the study.

    • Topical study: book or similar study focused on a specific topical area with the goal of increasing students’ knowledge of theology, Biblical studies, or another similar area. Most book and other studies using a predetermined curriculum will be topical studies.

    • Contextual study: study with an emphasis on analyzing items from popular culture and identifying theological truths found in them. This may include studies based on movies, secular books, and TV shows, as well as studies built around shared interests such as cooking or hiking. Contextual studies should still have a clear connection to students’ spiritual formation and not have fellowship as their primary focus.

    • Transformational group: groups that do not have a defined curriculum, and whose focus is on students’ transformation of heart and life. Accountability groups, band meetings, and similar groups will count as transformational groups.

 

Number of Groups Meeting

  • See guidance under Discipleship Group Attendance for what types of groups should be included

  • This should be a total number of groups that actually met, including those meeting in an atypical format (for instance, established small groups going to dinner instead of meeting normally)

 

Outreach

Staff Reach on Campus

  • This number reflects the number of students not already affiliated with the campus ministry with whom leadership interacted through paid or volunteer involvement on campus.

  • This will typically reflect interactions by campus ministry staff, though may also include student leadership.

  • To qualify, the leader engaging in the interaction should hold the volunteer or paid position by virtue of their campus ministry role or make clear their separate affiliation with the campus ministry

  • To qualify, the interaction should be specific, meaningful, and direct:

    • Specific: the interaction should be with a specifically identifiable student or group of students. Large gatherings such as offering an invocation at commencement services do not count.

    • Meaningful: the interaction should represent a meaningful conversation/interaction. Greeting students in a hallway between classes does not count.

    • Direct: the interaction should be interactive, with students having an opportunity for dialogue and engagement. Simply lecturing to a class does not count, though students with whom the leader engages following the class could. Likewise, a seminar-type class where there is meaningful dialogue as part of the class may be counted.

 

Students Serving Externally

  • This number should reflect the number of unique students engaging in volunteer service/mission opportunities on campus or in the community where the campus ministry is not a direct beneficiary of the service

  • This number should reflect students serving in connection with the campus ministry, though the event does not need to be organized by the campus ministry. For instance, participating in a campus service day with a group from the campus ministry will count, but volunteering in a school to fulfill a class or honor society requirement does not.

Leadership

Students Serving Internally

  • This number should reflect the number of unique students serving internally to the campus ministry where the campus ministry is the primary beneficiary of the service

  • This number may reflect students engaged in one-time service opportunities (such as a building cleanup day or chalking on campus) or an ongoing opportunity (such as playing in the worship band)

  • Generally, the student’s service should be connected to an established leadership team or program

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