NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT CHAT
This Sunday after the Second Service
Special Congregational Meeting
What is "Natural Church Development"?
A tool, an approach, an opportunity!
Natural Church Development (NCD) is an approach to church growth that strives to release the growth potential which God has put into every church. Our goal in using the NCD resources at Trinity is to grow our church in several ways:
Growth in the number of people in our faith family (disciples)
Growth in the quality of our worship and activities
Growth in the satisfaction of those participating in the life of the congregation
Growth in the enthusiasm within our church
Growth in inviting others to share Christ's love
As a tool it assesses eight quality characteristics:
The NCD tool assesses:
Gifts Oriented Ministry
Effective (functional) Structures
Need Oriented (contextual) Evangelism
Holistic Small Groups
The tool identifies the characteristic that if improved will have the most impact (called the maximum leverage point). After a special survey is taken and scored by the ELCA we meet with our coach who will assist our Church Health TEAM in developing a plan to work through our maximum leverage point and implement plans to improve it. 30 active and involved people are being randomly selected to participate in the survey which will take place on Saturday May 2nd.