Natural Church Development has the potential to: Number 1: Give focus to the church. (I say ‘potential’ because there is always the human element):
How important is focus in a church?
This is the result of an NCD church health assessment:
The result reveals what the leaders must concentrate on now, at this time in the church’s history. In this church the focus for now will be in the area of Gift-based Ministry.
In the context of church, just how significant is focus?
I would suggest that in any context ― and especially the church ― focus is vital. Paul is on record as saying. “This one thing I do.” He was focused. Jesus was focused. He said, “I will build my church.” Do you think anything will stop Him?
Ben Stein said: “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”
Duck shooters know the importance of focus: Do not shoot generally in the direction of the skein; aim at one particular duck! Focus!
A logjam can be a metaphor of a church that is stuck. You can free a jam by attacking the logs one by one but it will take you a very, very long time. The experienced logger would find the log causing the jam and dynamite it; find the king log and blow it up! Focus!
Alexander Graham Bell: “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
Jack Dixon: “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”
Flat heels and stilettos give another idea about focus. We know how stilettos can damage carpets and floors. The great pressure transmitted through a stiletto heel is greater than that exerted by an elephant standing on one foot! A woman who walked on a new floor in metallic stiletto heels was ordered to pay 900 Euro towards the damage. Focus!
Natural Church Development is a great way to discover where your church should focus for the time being.
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