The church growth movement has long been criticized as being only interested in numbers. However, this article goes beyond simplistic attention to worship attendance to quantify a series of indicators of church health and suggest proper ratios that are consistent with growing churches. The study concludes with a description of the stages of maturity and provides a self-administered diagnostic tool for gauging spiritual maturity in the life of the believer.
Von Kanel, D. R. (2011). The Numbers to Know for Church Health. Great Commission Research Journal, 2(2), 288-296. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol2/iss2/11