What makes a healthy ministry? The answer is obvious: A healthy congregation….
Why the Holy Spirit put this thought in my head I don’t know, but He did so in this post I will share with you what we discussed.
As Christians we are all commanded to take God’s message to all nations. To share the message of the Gospel worldwide: As I meditated on this point the Holy Spirit prompted me to consider the ministry of successful churches and ask what do they all have in common?
1. A dynamic preacher.
2. A visual world presence.
3. Vibrant relevant music.
4. A strong and committed
5. Strong reliance on God’s
power working in and through
6. Commitment to prayer and
personal relationship with
7. Access to good spiritual growth
8. Healthy fellowship groups.
This list is neither complete or in order but how it came to me.
The other thing they all do is ‘target excess to achieve sufficient’. For me this is a profound message from the Holy Spirit. I know it shouldn’t be. Jesus preached to crowds in which many of the people were never going to get it, but it didn’t stop Him sharing the message of Salvation boldly with them.
For me one message delivered “cast your net wide and don’t be concerned about who is listening. I have that covered”
I don’t know who else needs to hear this message but here it is.
Matthew 4:23-25 From there he went all over Galilee. He used synagogues for meeting places and taught people the truth of God. God’s kingdom was his theme– that beginning right now they were under God’s government, a good government! He also healed people of their diseases and of the bad effects of their bad lives. Word got around the entire Roman province of Syria. People brought anybody with an ailment, whether mental, emotional, or physical. Jesus healed them, one and all. More and more people came, the momentum gathering. Besides those from Galilee, crowds came from the”Ten Towns”across the lake, others up from Jerusalem and Judea, still others from across the Jordan.