How does an intentional interim pastor build a winning program in a client church overshadowed by mega-church-in-a-box franchises with unlimited budgets and oodles of free publicity?
Careful research and metrics that matter.
As in Baseball…
Moneyball is the story of how the 2002 Oakland Athletics built a winning team on a minuscule budget. The plot revolves around team manager Billy Beane’s discovery that the team scouts followed a tried-and-true formula of choosing players based on worthless metrics. In the search for players who produced runs, the scouts measured all the wrong things.
Beane’s innovation was careful analysis of the only metric that mattered: a player’s ability to score runs or to stop the other team from scoring. Tradition and “received wisdom” were discarded.
If you’ve seen the movie or read the book, you know the winning results.