A church without discipleship is just a gathering.
It is an important distinction that many pastors and leaders have known for years. In leading their churches well, pastors have provided a trustworthy curriculum, enlisted gifted teachers, and have made sure to offer times for members to gather and fellowship with each other. However, amid all these gatherings, one question kept popping up among leaders, “How do we know if what we are doing is working?”
Over the years, leaders have tried to answer this question with numbers. If people attended these groups and seemed to enjoy the material, then they must be finding success. Ken Braddy, the director of Sunday school for Lifeway Christian Resources, felt that there had to be a better way to measure what matters. In Breakthrough, Ken guides leaders to measure their groups by observing if they are discipling each other, if they are caring for others in and outside of their group, and if they are engaging in acts of service. Breakthrough offers a new scorecard for leaders to not only track the progress of their groups but measure their success.