A Body At Rest Will Stay At Rest. A Body in Motion…

by | Oct 1, 2011 | Church Leadership, Church Planting

A Body at Rest

A law of physics, and a spiritual law. If a church (Body of Christ) is not moving, not causing motion and a co-motion, it will stand still, motionless. Not moving, touching or changing anything or anyone.

It will stay that way, unless the church is “Bumped” and forced to move forward. Some need to get some bump going on! New vision, new passion & direction.

Signs of a body (Church) at Rest:

  • No Vision for moving forward
  • None or very few Baptisms
  • No new small groups
  • No new “Kids stuff” going on
  • No community involvement
  • No diversity inside the church

A Body In Motion

If a church is moving, it tends to continue to move unless interrupted from an outside force. It’s called momentum. Be careful of pride! You may be moving forward, but then something like pride can come and “force” a slow down if not a full stop!

Signs of a body (Church) in Motion:

  • More leaders arising
  • More connections for true relationship
  • More churches being planted
  • More groups started
  • More people coming to Christ
  • More of the community being touched
  • More of the church coming in line with vision
  • More diversity inside that matches the outside
  • Individuals taking personal responsibility for  outreach

So, how is your church moving? Do you have momentum? What say you?

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Artie Davis

Artie Davis is the Founding Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg, SC. Cornerstone is an International multi-site & multi-ethnic church with locations in the US & Liberia, West Africa. Prior to launching Cornerstone, Artie was a successful entrepreneur and has a passion for coaching and multiplying leaders and writes about it almost exclusively on his blog, ArtieDavis.com. He is also the founder and Director of a church planting movement called the CombNetwork.com. Its passion is to partner and plant “life-giving” & “ethnically reflective” churches in smaller cities & communities. Artie is also the Executive Director of TheSticks.tv, a national gathering movement for leaders and pastors in smaller cities. Internationally, Artie is Co-Founder of Think Liberia (USA), a partnering organization that helps meet physical, medical and spiritual needs of those in the West African nation of Liberia. Artie is married to his life-partner, best friend & wife Georgie. They live in SC, and have three children.