- Every Christian in your church becomes a missionary by lifestyle.
- Those in your church operate in their dominant and subordinate gifts. They never do ministry alone. They always engage others in the nine steps listed in this article.
- They are constantly discipling someone else.
- Eighty percent of church activities occur outside the building.
- Christians live the practice of sharing their “God stories” with others. They know this is what it means to “witness.” They share what God has done and is doing in their lives.
- Christians identify unbelievers in their social network as their primary mission field.
- Those in your church regularly pray for unchurched people in their social networks.
- Volunteerism does not exist. Everyone knows their spiritual gifts, and they look at their area of involvement as a ministry calling.
- Preaching and teaching focuses the congregation outward, identifying the church building as a launchpad, not a destination.
- Ninety-five percent of the people live with the understanding that the primary purpose of the church is to go, make disciples, of all people.
This is excerpted from the July/August Church Doctor Report – The Power of Movement: Jesus’ Plan for Your Church
Kent R. Hunter has consulted hundreds of churches in North America and taught thousands of church leaders in a dozen countries. His 30 books are widely read with translations in six languages. His latest book is Who Broke My Church? 7 Proven Strategies for Renewal and Revival. Contact him at (800) 626-8515, by email, Twitter, Facebook, or visit www.churchdoctor.org.