Leadership With A Vision

 

This outline is adapted from Schwartz, Christian A., Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches (Church Smart Resources, St. Charles, IL, 4th edition, 2000). All the themes are derived from the Growth of The Church in the Book of Acts.

 

1.  Empowering Leadership With A Vision

 

Equip others to serve as a change agent (Eph. 4. 11,12)

 

2.  Gift-Oriented Ministry

 

3.  Passionate Spirituality

 

Prayer - corporate and personal (pray at a special time each day- prayers in the Bible)

Contagious Faith

 

4.  Functional Structures - Methods and Principles

 

Traditionalism - hardening of the arteries

 

5.  Inspiring Worship - Get rid of a dead service

 

A matter of style

Plan and Practice

 

6.  Wholistic Small Groups

 

Fellowship and Friends for support and accountability

 

7.  Need-Oriented Evangelism in Jesus’ Name

 

Pat Merold - rented a house for abused women and children in St. Louis

Making a difference - 13,500 Muslims treated “we will protect you”

 

8.  Loving Relationships

 

Love is of God

Spend time with each other outside of church services

 

BE THE CHURCH 24/7!!

 

JDS