From the Mississippi Conference Office of Faith Community Formation
Just as it's important for a doctor to know and understand a person's vital signs -- blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level -- it's also important for a local church to know and understand their vital signs.
Making disciples, growing vital congregations and transforming the world is part of a spiritual adventure that is empowered by the Holy Spirit as churches engage in the means of grace. Spiritual goals are accomplished by connecting the means of grace with proven vital church practices such as planning, strategic direction, prioritization, clear focus and alignment.
Congregations that understand where they have been and what has affected the current reality of their church are better equipped to see the possibilities for their future. A congregation that understands their history will benefit as they set goals for their future and use the VitalSigns Dashboard to track and measure their progress and capture stories of God at work each week.
The VitalSigns Dashboard was [and is] designed to help congregations follow their progress on the goals they set each year, allowing them to track: Weekly attendance