Areas of Focus
Churches that are led by the Holy Spirit intentionally listen to God and rely on the Holy Spirit’s guidance through prayer. They ask the open-ended question: “God, where are you calling us?” They anticipate God breaking through and leading them. And they wait, listen, and celebrate God’s answers, obediently stepping out in faith and following God.
Churches foster healthy culture when they communicate clearly and directly and avoid going around people. They create and live by behavioral covenants. They respect and value peoples’ presence, opinions, and culture, and they deal with conflict in an open, direct way.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Churches are clear about their mission—why they exist. They’re also clear about their vision—how God is calling them to live out their mission in their unique context. They understand their unique identity, values, and history. Their ministries are aligned with their mission and vision and are in harmony with their values.
Simplified Structure & Accountable Leadership
Churches empower leaders and teams and entrust them with authority and responsibility to carry out their work. They hold leaders accountable to operate within the healthy boundaries of the church’s mission, vision, budget, policies, and procedures. They also streamline and simplify their structure to fulfill their mission and vision in the best way possible.
Churches engage missionally with their communities in an intentional way. Through listening and observation, they discern where their mission and vision intersect with the community’s needs and assets. Then, they develop a healthy relational ministry with those outside the congregation. This ultimately leads to opportunities for discipleship and transforming the community to become more like the Kingdom of God.
Churches have a simple, replicable system to help people grow closer to Jesus Christ. They help individuals grow in character (Fruit of the Spirit) and discover and live out their calling (Gifts of the Spirit). The system also raises up leaders who invite and disciple others—who go on to invite and disciple more people. As the practice is repeated, disciple making becomes deeply embedded in a church’s culture.
About Church Health & Multiplication
We help our churches carry out their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We understand that to do this, a church needs to have strength in the six areas of focus listed below.
The healthier a church is, the more likely it will multiply its leaders, small groups, and disciples who go on to make disciples and launch new faith communities. Our team is ready to help.
New Faith Communities
Churches reach out to those beyond their walls by creating new faith communities—Fresh Expressions of church and new worship services to connect with unreached population groups. They start new campuses, micro-churches, vital mergers, and new churches. Launching faith communities is a strategic approach to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, especially to the increasing percentage of the population that is not religious.
|Title||Ministry Category||Resource Type||hf:tax:resource_types|
|Breakthrough Prayer Initiative||Church Health & Multiplication||Special Initiatives||special-initiatives|
|By-Laws Template||Church Health & Multiplication||Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessments||systems-structures tools-assessments|
|Church Development Blog||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Church Planting||Church Health & Multiplication|
|Community Interview Questionnaire||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Congregational Resource Guide||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Connecting With Your Community||Church Health & Multiplication|
|Discover your personality type||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Engagement Guide||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Five Fold Survey||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Flourish to Multiply||Church Health & Multiplication|
|Followers Made Discipling Tool||Church Health & Multiplication||Discipleship, Tools & Assessments||discipleship tools-assessments|
|Free Assessment Registration||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Fresh Expressions Grant||Church Health & Multiplication||Grants||grants|
|Fully Alive – Free Resources||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Growing Young Powerpoint Slides||Annual Conference, Children Students & Young Adults, Church Health & Multiplication, Disciple Engagement||Annual Conference, Tools & Assessments||annual-conference tools-assessments|
|Growing Young Video, Jazzy and Natalie’s Story||Annual Conference, Children Students & Young Adults, Church Health & Multiplication, Disciple Engagement||Webinars & Educational Videos||webinars-educational-videos|
|GUIDE TO PRAYER-WALKING AND OBSERVING THE COMMUNITY||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Hispanic Ministry Events||Church Health & Multiplication||Spanish Language||spanish-language|
|Invitation for Pastors: Personal Spiritual Retreats||Church Health & Multiplication, Clergy Resources, Clergy Support|
|MissionInsite||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|MissionInsite – How to Register||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Multiplication||Church Health & Multiplication|
|Multiplication Grant – (new congregations)||Church Health & Multiplication||Grants||grants|
|New Worship Service||Church Health & Multiplication|
|New Worship Service Grants||Church Health & Multiplication||Grants||grants|
|PeopleView Registration (MissionInsite)||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Real Discipleship Survey||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Rural Ministries Grants||Church Health & Multiplication||Grants||grants|
|Simplified Structure & Accountable Leadership Overview||Church Health & Multiplication||Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessments||systems-structures tools-assessments|
|Simplified Structure and Accountable Leadership||Church Health & Multiplication|
|Spiritual Gifts Inventory||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|The Listening Church||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Tools for Assessing Your Community||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|Windshield Community Survey||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
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