b'Justin is vice president of Citygate Network, overseeing the programs, products, services, and education that member ministries turn to for support. In the 16 years prior to joining the network, Justin served as a missionary journalist, communications and marketing director of Christian Camp and Conference Association, marketing consultant, and executive director for several other organizations. Contact him at email@example.com.The goal for this data isnt to reduce transformational work into numbers; the goal is to provide waypoints to inform ministry, influence policy, gain public trust, and attract partners. more than any other, weve seen improvement The goal for this data isnt to reduce transfor-in government policy and postures toward faith- mational work into numbers; the goal is to provide based organizations. By using data to makewaypoints to inform ministry, influence policy, persuasive arguments, were making progressgain public trust, and attract partners. Data ison Capitol Hilland you can, too.certainly not the be all and end allthat honor belongs to Jesus Christ and His work on the Speaking of Progresscrossbut it adds a great deal of value to impor-S ome 80 percent of our members reporttant conversations. The data conversation will that they do track outcomes data, andcontinue within Citygate Network. \x04 nearly 60 percent of our members track data in at least the four domains that we promote.Editors note: You may notice that data points are These percentages have increased dramaticallysprinkled all throughout this article. Most of these over the past few years. The next step is to trans- statistics were generated by our recent member late that data into a universal outcomes languagesurvey, and we greatly appreciate your participa-and collect it in a central repository. tion. Seewe use data, too!SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 WWW.CITYGATENETWORK.ORG 15'