Church Health

What if your church was running as efficiently as a well-tuned Ferrari?  What impact could you have on your mission field locally and around the world? All too often Church Health is equated to “Church Growth.”  In reality, true Church Health is much more than numbers or following the “right” plan or formula.  Indeed, healthy churches are actively making disciples through an intentional and balanced application of the five purposes of Acts 2:42-47:

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  • Fellowship
  • Discipleship
  • Ministry
  • Worship

Here is a simple process for evaluating your ministry effectiveness.  Though simple, it seeks God in transforming your ministry into all He created it to be.  This healthy church pathway includes three simple steps:

  • Step 1 – Assess Your Church Health – To start the process towards a more effective ministry, we offer holistic assessments of your existing church health.  These tools will help you examine your existing strategy, structure, staff, leadership style, skills, support systems and shared values.
  • Step 2 – Develop Your Fitness Plan – Once you have an accurate assessment of your church’s health, the next step is to work with key staff and lay leaders to develop an action/fitness plan for improving your ministry effectiveness.  There are multiple opportunities to transform your church into a more productive body for the Kingdom.  These efforts may include strategic planning,  leadership development, process improvement, team building, conflict resolution, restructuring, and outreach.  Each is managed according to the master fitness plan developed by you and other key leaders.
  • Step 3 – Implement Your Fitness Plan – Once you and your leadership team have decided on the course of action, all that’s left is the difficult part of implementing the plan and managing change.  We offer some tips on finishing the course well.

Contact Me – For more information on any of these efforts, please contact Jim Boone by e-mail at jimb@sed-efca.org, or by phone at 904-535-7340.