Produced by
Ian Campbell
Direction Ministry Resources Ass Inc
NCD National Partner (South Pacific)
&
Adam Johnstone
NCD Coordinator
The Salvation Army (Australia Eastern Territory)
© 2001 Direction Ministry Resources,
The Salvation Army (Australia Eastern Territory)
& The Institute for Natural Church Development International
Not to be altered or reproduced without permission.
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“Some church growth
concepts are so focused
on the
fruit...
…that they fail to consider
the
root that produces
the fruit“
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Is this Natural Church Development???
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The Biblical concept
“The kingdom of God is like a farmer
who casts seed upon the ground;
and goes to bed at night and gets up by day,
and the seed sprouts up and grows
- how, he himself does not know.
The earth produces crops all by itself ;
first the blade, then the head
and then the mature grain in the head.”
Mark 4:26-28
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A potted
plant
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What is
Natural Church Development?
Releasing the
‘all by itself’ growth,
by which God Himself
grows His church
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Models and principles
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Model
Imitate
B
Principles
Abstract
Individualize
B
Construc
t or
Grow
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The international
research project
•1000 churches
•32 countries
•6 continents
•4.2 million answers
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The Institute in 2002
•12000 churches profiled
•50 countries
•45 million answers
•Publishes in 30 languages
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Research result
Growing and
declining churches
vary significantly in
8 quality areas
Empowering Leadership
The key
Functional Structures
The adjectives
Core Growth
Values
Gift-oriented Ministry
Passionate Spirituality
Inspiring Worship Service
Holistic Small Groups
Need-oriented Evangelism
Loving Relationships
The
qualitative
difference
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The Minimum Barrel
Service
Attendance
Minimum
Factor
Quality
Characteristics
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A Church profile
Example: May 1992
65
Empowering Leadership
51
Gift-oriented Ministry
60
Passionate Spirituality
Minimum
Factor
41
Functional Structures
60
Inspiring Worship Service
67
Holistic Small Groups
44
Need-oriented Evangelism
56
Loving Relationships
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
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Changes after 1 year
April 93
May 92
Empowering Leadership
+1
Gift-oriented Ministry
+8
Passionate Spirituality
-6
Functional Structures
+14
Inspiring Worship Service
+3
Holistic Small Groups
+1
Need-oriented Evangelism
+2
Loving Relationships
-3
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
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Which Church is most likely to be
growing numerically?
85
75
65
55
45
EL
GoM
PS
Church A
FS
IWS HSG
Church B
NoE
LR
Church C
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The “65 hypothesis”
85
75
65
65
55
45
EL
GoM
PS
Church A
FS
IWS HSG
Church B
NoE
LR
Church C
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Releasing the
potential for
‘all by itself’
Church growth
Is it possible?………
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Natural
Church Development
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted,
Apollos watered,
but God made it grow.
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