Natural Church Development is a church health assessment that is Biblically-based and scientifically verified.
The hypothesis of Christian Schwartz's research is that healthy churches are growing churches and that churches increase their capacity for growth when they are healthy enough to multiply. The initial research focused on 8 quality characteristics that healthy churches have in common. After 15 years and 45,000 churches surveyed in 70 countries, the data continues to be validated that churches who follow this process see average annual growth increase of 51% The NCD assessment tool measures the health of a church in these 8 essential areas:
- Empowering leadership
- Gift-based ministry
- Passionate spirituality
- Functional structures
- Inspiring worship
- Holistic small groups
- Need-based evangelism
- Loving relationships
GOBA has a certified coach with over 10 years of experience in Natural Church Development. Mark Weible has worked with churches in Texas and Florida through the NCD process. For more information about Natural Church Development contact Mark at 407-293-0450.
Posted on Thu, September 1, 2011