Rick Warren teaches that there are 5 Phases of Renewal:
1. Personal – fall in love with God
2. Relational – restoration – love each other
3. Missional (purposeful) – kingdom assignment
4. Structural – decisional & organizational change
5. Cultural – change your area
Every church is directed by some force…..
By tradition – We’ve always done…
By personalities – What does the key leader think or want?
By finances – How much will it cost?
By buildings – They shape/determine how we minister or...
By programs – Calendar driven
By the unchurched – What do they want most?
Church attendance alone does not equate to spiritual maturity. We need to ask ourselves the question: How can my church and myself be renewed and grow?
Growth comes from health. Health comes from balance – living out God’s purposes. Plans and programs don’t last but God’s purposes do!
Remember the five purposes of the church and every believer: WORSHP – MINISTRY –FELLOWSHIP – DISCIPLESHIP – EVANGELISM
Be wise today and always – live out God’s purposes for your life and you’ll experience renewal.