It is said that we count what it important to us. Each week we ask Sunday school classes to turn in the number of people present in the class. We ask people to register attendance with us in worship and, for good measure, we have someone else count heads during worship. Each Monday morning we have a faithful group of people who count the previous day’s collection of tithes and offerings. I know these numbers are important and we also count other things; however, I wonder what it might look like if we elevated the other things we count to the level of importance that we have for counting people and money? What if we began to count the number of new relationships our members created in the past week? What about relationships we have helped reconcile? What if we counted the number of failures we had in the past year? Let us face it, if we are not failing at something then we are not doing anything new or innovating ministry. Does your small group count the number of hours served in mission in the past week/month? What if we shared in worship not the amount of money collected for a ministry but the amount of time invested by our members to the community? So from one Cultural Architect to another, I ask you, “What do we/you count? What do we not count?”