The 5 P's for a Healthy Church

September 2, 2015 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

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According to a recent article I just read on nutrition, eating right doesn't have to be complicated. Nutritionists say there is a simple way to tell if you're eating right. Colors. Fill your plate with bright colors: greens, reds, yellows. In fact, I did that this morning. I had an entire bowl of M&M's. It was delicious! I never knew eating right could be so easy. Now that wouldn’t be very healthy. We all make those healthy or unhealthy choices every day and these choices have consequences.

Most of us want a healthy church, but you know, healthy churches are made of healthy believers. And healthy believers make spiritually healthy choices. A rising trend is healthy, active living. Billions of dollars and hours are spent on exercise and the active, athletic lifestyle – at the expense of spiritual health. If you want a healthy spiritual life, Bible study is a necessity.

Did you know that we had 335 in Sunday School on Promotion Sunday, the highest attendance we have had in 18 months and one of the highest attendances (top 10) in 2 years!

I say this because, this is only the beginning! We are re-launching a class this Sunday and I really believe with the Power of God and a little effort, we will see the results of an average increase of over 50 adults, children, and youth in as little as 3 months because we are being intentional. We need all of our members on board to be a healthy church. Here’s the Prescription:

Be Purposeful: we all have a purpose, stay focused on that purpose and encourage others to get involved serving with purpose in your class: prayer, outreach, ministry, and fellowship coordinators.

Be Passionate: our Lord died on the cross so that we might receive the gift of eternal life, forgiveness, purpose, joy and eternal life: can we not be passionate about serving Him?

Be Positive: be positive about what the Lord is doing. Look at everything with eyes of faith!

Be Persistent: don’t give up, be patient, but persistent in reaching out to members and prospects.

Be Praying: we can’t do much on our own, but through prayer, we can work with God to accomplish much. We still have some classes that need teachers, so pray for God’s chosen to step up and serve.

Let’s do this together!

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