Health: How We Measure It

In order to produce healthy followers of Christ we must define what a healthy follower of Christ looks like?

  • And we agree that a healthy disciple or follower of Christ is someone who balances the five purposes!
  • The five purposes are Evangelism – Discipleship – Fellowship – Ministry – Worship.

 Does this sound familiar to you?

  • Evangelism=Found People Find People
  • Discipleship=Growing People Change
  • Fellowship=You can’t Do life Alone
  • Ministry=Saved People Serve People
  • Worship=You Can’t Out Give God

These purposes are nothing new, in fact they’re what we’re all about!

  • We see these purposes all throughout scripture. Example (Acts 2:42-47)

The early church balanced these Five purposes and guess what? They experienced exponential growth and a mighty move of God! Why? Because they were healthy! – Healthy things grow!

  • That’s why Pastor James is more concerned with who you are becoming as leaders rather than what you are doing!
  • If you are becoming the right person, you will do the right things!
  • So as leaders we want to develop healthy disciples or healthy followers of Christ!

***What is Healthy? People who are evangelistic, people who serve (ministry), people who fellowship, people who worship and people who are being discipled! I think “health” may be relative but the point is that every person and every group is striving to grow in each one of these areas.

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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