What’s the measure of a church? How do you know if a church is healthy, fruitful, and making progress in their calling? Counting worship attendance is indirect at best and distracting at worst. The New Testament gives scant evidence of how many people worshiped in local churches, but there is plenty to help us discern genuine growth as a community. From Colossians 1.1-14 (and in the rest of the letter) we get some clues about what St. Paul pointed to as evidence of healthy church and fruitful ministry.