8 Qualities for Measuring Success

Measuring success in a non-profit / ministry is difficult at best as our “product” is a transformed life.  At Life Action, our Executive DIrector has listed eight qualities that he considers key for determining how we are doing.  These qualities are drawn from 1 Thessalonians.  He feels the degree that  our staff embodies these qualities is the degree that we can claim success.  Here they are:

1. Perseverance: Do we let tough times stop us or deter us from our mission?

2. Integrity: Do we minister with full transparency?

3. Motive: Do we concern ourselves most with what pleases God?

4. Love: Are we authentic in our care for and ministry to people?

5. Diligence: Do we work hard without being a burden to God’s people?

6. Gospel: Do we fully rely on the Word of God and the power of the Gospel?

7. Fruit: Is there the fruit of changed lives and are they sufficient reward for us?

8. Prayer: Do we serve with a spirit of thanksgiving and prayer?

Just some thoughts for you.