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Becoming All God Wants You To Be. Mark 4:26-29 The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed… the seed sprouts and grows … all by itself the soil.

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1 Becoming All God Wants You To Be

2 Mark 4:26-29 The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed… the seed sprouts and grows … all by itself the soil produces grain … as soon as the grain is ripe he puts the sickle to it.

3 1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

4 Growing Healthy Churches God gives the growth “All by itself” Our responsibility: to create the growth environment

5 What is the Growth Environment in a Church? 1,000 churches 32 countries 18 languages 5 continents

6 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership

7 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry

8 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry  Passionate Spirituality

9 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry  Passionate Spirituality  Effective Structures

10 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry  Passionate Spirituality  Effective Structures  Inspiring Worship

11 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry  Passionate Spirituality  Effective Structures  Inspiring Worship  Holistic Small Groups

12 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry  Passionate Spirituality  Effective Structures  Inspiring Worship  Holistic Small Groups  Need-oriented Outreach

13 8 Quality Characteristics  Empowering Leadership  Gift-based Ministry  Passionate Spirituality  Effective Structures  Inspiring Worship  Holistic Small Groups  Need-oriented Outreach  Loving Relationships

14 Developing the Qualities 1.Regular survey of the 8 Quality Characteristics objective detailed

15 Developing the Qualities 1.Regular survey of the 8 quality characteristics 2.Positive action to improve the qualities (i.e. creating the environment for growth!) 3 bullet points for action

16 Developing the Qualities 1.Regular survey of the 8 quality characteristics 2.Positive action to improve the qualities (i.e. creating the environment for growth!) 3.Mentors working to support the process

17 The Role of the Mentor

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19 Survey

20 Ephesian 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

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