What is the local church trying to achieve and how do we achieve it? This diagram attempts to simplify church life (click on the picture for higher definition). I used the diagram at yesterday’s APCM (AGM). For a healthy, vibrant, growing church, the three areas of church life must be in place around the core mission statement.
- Church government. Essential for communication, the running of church life and support of ministry.
- The 4 areas of discipleship; personal devotion, 1 to 1, small groups, Sunday services.
- Multiplying ministries of mercy. We must seek to encourage disciples with vision to start and run all sorts of ministries.