Building of Health, Cohesiveness & Growth in the Body
As leadership and the body as a whole move toward the same purpose they develop the same mind. People are no longer doing their own thing. There is a standard.
This is the kind of church to which people want to belong. They will see purpose and meaning in what is being done. They will get excited about becoming a part of this group.
People want to get involved when they know the church is going somewhere. They don't want to invest time and effort into something that is floundering.
Someone has said that people tend to give to vision, not need. When there is a feeling of contributing to something that is going somewhere, it becomes like an investment rather than simply paying the bills.
A church operating without purpose flounders and consequently experiences minimal growth. A church with purpose tends to flourish and see measurable results.
The Church Purpose Ministry Manual provides additional Scriptural input on each of the above benefits as well as a assessment tool to help you measure how well you are following the church's purposes in light of evidences or lack thereof of these benefits.
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