This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
Dallas Willard, quoted in Leadership Journal:
Pastors need to redefine success. The popular model of success involves the ABC's – attendance, buildings, and cash. Instead of counting Christians, we need to weigh them. We weigh them by focusing on the most important kind of growth – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, kindness, and so on – fruit in keeping with the gospel and the kingdom.