DID YOU KNOW?
Each year in the USA:
*Over 5,000 churches will close
*50% of churches didn’t add a single new member
*3500 people leave the church daily
*70% - 74% of churches have plateaued or are in decline
*10% - 15% of churches are at risk of closing
IT’S TIME TO TURN THE CHURCH AROUND!
Growth Mission is here to help you succeed in becoming a growing life giving church. Our focus is to help you develop healthy leaders and mature congregations.
We the begin journey to health and growth by obtaining good information. We first start by determining where we are so we can effectively plot a new direction for the church. We use various assessment data to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the church and leaders to develop new opportunities to advance your ministry.
Healthy Church Assessment - $300
This assessment is done by the church congregation and is designed to measure the health of the church from a congregational perspective. This assessment measures 15 sectors of church health. Click here We evaluate the health of the church based on data provided. We identify areas of the church that are working well along with areas that are struggling. Based on the results we then provide recommendations and action steps that can be used to make effective changes in direction and focus.
God’s Empowering Presence – A healthy church actively seeks the Holy Spirit’s direction and empowerment for its daily life and ministry (Romans 8:16, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children”).
God-Exalting Worship – The healthy church gathers regularly as the local expression of the body of Christ to worship God in ways that engage the heart, mind, soul, and strength of the people (John 4:23, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks”).
Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines – The healthy church provides training, models, and resources for members of all ages to develop their daily spiritual disciplines (James 3:17, “But the wisdom that comes from heaven if first of all pure, then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere”).
Learning and Growing in Community – The healthy church encourages believers to grow in their walks with God and with one another in the context of a safe, affirming environment (Romans 14:19, “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification”).
Commitment to Loving and Caring Relationships – The healthy church is intentional in its efforts to build loving, caring relationships between members, and within the community they serve (I John 3:16, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers”).
Servant-Leadership Development – The healthy church identifies and develops individuals whom God has called and given the gift of leadership and challenges them to become servant-leaders (Ephesians 4:16, “From Him (Christ) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work”).
Strong Outward Focus – The healthy church places high priority on communicating the truth of Jesus and demonstrating the love of Jesus to those outside the faith (Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost”).
Wise Administration and Accountability – The healthy church utilizes appropriate facilities, equipment, and systems to provide maximum support for the growth and development of its ministries (Luke 16:11, “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”).
Stewardship and Generosity – The healthy church teaches its members that they are stewards of their God-given resources and challenges them to sacrificial generosity in sharing with others (2 Corinthians 9:6, “Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously”).
Compelling Vision – The healthy church understands and communicates God’s inspiring vision for individuals and the communities it is called to reach (Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: Habakkuk 2:2 Then the Lord answered “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.)
Healthy Families – The healthy church develops programs, training and support systems that reinforce strong marriages and healthy families. (Prov. 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Eph. 5:23 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.)
Personal health – A healthy church fosters health and holiness in the congregation. Soundness of heart is a natural byproduct of our faith. (Prov. 14:30 A sound heart is life to the body) Psalms 119:93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
Pastoral health – A healthy church needs shepherds that have a health work live balance, they know how to work hard but can also find times of recovery to continue to fight the good fight of faith. (3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.)
The ability to resolve – A healthy church deals with conflict wells. (James 1:19-20 This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.)
Involvement in missions, compassion and justice – A healthy Church expresses the love of Jesus by caring for the oppressed and marginalized (Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind to set the oppressed free)