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SECRET OF A GROWING CHURCH

SECRET OF A GROWING CHURCH

SECRET OF A GROWING CHURCH
(EFFECTIVE CHURCH)
WHAT CONSTITUTE AN EFFECTIVE CHURCH?
Is a Church THAT
 EFFECTIVE MEMBERS
 EFFECTIVE OFFICERS (Leadership)
 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONS
 EFFECTIVE SERVICES/MEETINGS
 EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS
 EFFECTIVE CONDUCT OF SERVICES/MEETINGS
 EFFECTIVE REPORTING/RECORDINGS AND USAGE
Effective MEMBERS
Effective Member
 Members that are saved and spirit filled
 Members that are actively involved and dedicated to a high purpose
 Members that have a stake in membership growth and programs attendance
 Members that has proven testimonies
 Members that are readily available
 Members that are working in unity
 Members that are filled with the word of God
 Members that are sold out to the work (committed)
The Effective Officer (leadership)
A Leader that
 Places high premium on the purpose of the fellowship—soul winning (acts 1:8)
 Understands why, what and how we achieve our purpose
 Is Prayerful in planning, full of Wisdom, seeks divine enablement
 Carries out duties and assignments professionally and harmoniously
 Looks for ways to strengthen the church and help others
 Sold out completely to the work (highly committed)
The Effective Officer (leadership)
 Prayerfully prepares for programs
 Makes church responsibilities and programs a priority
 Is people oriented and sensitive to the needs of others
 Is alert for ways to serve the needs of visitors and aid the success of every program
 Deploys every resources God gave to him/her to the God’s work
 Depends wholly on Holy Spirit
 Lives an exemplary life in and outside Church
 Does not listen to side talk no side talk
The Effective OPERATIONS
Effective Operations
 Evangelism is a priority in all planned programs
 Programs are planned well ahead of time
 Regular Membership meetings are held
 All Church Records are accurate and well kept for use
 Bills are paid on time including Tithes and other levies to District and General Council
 Bible, tracts and other Christian literatures are available and promoted
 Services and other programs are timely and regulated
 Announcement are well spelt out for Members to understand
Effective Meetings
Attractive services/meeting
 Starts and end to time
 Well focused on result
 Members and visitors are cordially greeted and made to feel very welcome
 Publications are distributed broadly and lead time allowed to plan the meeting
 Guest speaker is well informed on what to do ahead of time.
 Meeting Agenda is planned and assignments well defined ahead of the meeting.
 Agenda is operated professionally and flows smoothly
 Orderliness is maintained
 Announcements are clear, informative and brief
 Calls for salvation and membership are given clearly
 Christian fellowship has occurred and needs are met
EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS
 Programs that are targeted towards the need of members
 That are designed to achieve a particular purpose (purpose driven)- revivals, soul winning, fund raising etc
 That are full of varieties
 That are fired up with prayers
 That are soul enriching
 That achieve desired result
 That are well promoted
The Effective MINISTRATION
All Ministers in all programs
 Are prayed up, prepared and punctual
 Are sensitive to the Holy Spirit and follows His leading
 Are personable, poised and professional
 They serve as the thermostat and not the thermometer
 Works in unity and harmony with each other.
 Keeps meeting flowing and in order
 Intervenes in problem areas as they arise.
 Takes responsibility for the spiritual state of the service/meeting.
 Minister to the need of men –salvation, deliverance, healing, blessing etc
Measures of CHURCH Effectiveness
 Souls
 Salvation decisions
 Rededications
 Holy Ghost baptism
 Deliverances
 Membership
 Enlistment and integration of new members
 Membership renewals
 Members and Visitors’ needs met
 Finances
 Faithful in remittances – General, district, section, etc
Staying Effective
 Operate by the books- bible, Church constitution/byelaw. Conventions etc
 Be informed of developments in the Christendom
 Get involved in strategic programs-revivals, enlargement campaign, loyalty campaign, tract distribution, departmental days etc
 Keep in touch with success stories
 Strong Follow up structure
CONCLUSION
 There is no secret somewhere to grow your church than all walking by their callings thereby contributing their quota to building up the church as committed to us by our Lord Jesus Christ.
 It requires a lot of sacrifice to run an effective church and an effective church is a growing church
 Determine to give your own sacrifice as Christ gave all for you and I
THE FINAL WORD
The effective/growing church is created by deliberate effort and founded on basic principles of the church.
It does not just happen

THANK YOU

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