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How Is Your Mission?

In our work with churches in assessing the four key elements of healthy organizations, the first one we typically look at is the Earth/Integrity element, primarily because of its foundational qualities.

At its most basic level, the Earth/Integrity element can be assessed by a simple metric: is the mission of the organization being accomplished? Any healthy organization has some way of measuring its success. It may even be by benchmarking and being challenged against itself year over year. Even if accomplishment is measured in a squishier way—say, influence—there is always a way of measuring that. It is