Natural Church Development has the potential to Focus your Church
Do you know the number one thing that stops people from getting what they want? It’s lack of focus! Could it be this is also true of churches? With so much to be done, the temptation for a church is to attempt too much. Jesus was focused. Several of His statements would support this. He said, “I will build my church!” Paul was focused. He said, “This one thing I do!” The old comment, “These forty things I dabble in” is, unfortunately, all too true of so many churches. There are many small churches in the world. Not that there is anything wrong with a church being small – unless God wants it bigger! Perhaps they remain small simply because they are attempting to address far more issues than is possible for them to cope with. Natural Church Development can be especially helpful in this regard for the small to middle-sized church. With limited resources—personnel and finance—it is vital that such churches are able to channel those resources where they will make the most difference. By identifying one out of eight primary virtues as a focus, Natural Church Development helps a church attend to the one vital issue at that time in the church’s journey.
“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” Ben Stein