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Healthy Systems For Healthy Church Growth

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"Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved" (Acts 2: 41 - 47).

Church growth and church health are interwoven. A natural child grows as long as he is healthy. The same truth holds for plant life. A farmer does not need to be anxious about whether his seed will grow well or not. All he needs to do is to ensure that the plant is nourished to health.

Only healthy churches can really experience and enjoy tremendous growth. if a church is not growing, then she is sick and diseased. there are cases when growth occurs in an unhealthy condition. such growths don't last. such growth goes down as rapidly as it comes

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