Sustained Health of the Church

Pastor Chris Noland

There are many thoughts and ideas concerning what makes a healthy church. It is important that the church seeks sustained health rather than extreme growth spurts. Let me explain. Considering numbers is important. The main reason to consider numbers is that every number represents a soul. Therefore, it is important to work to increase the number of people in the church. However, the consideration of numbers should be kept in the right perspective. Just because you have large crowds it does not mean that your church is healthy. As a matter of fact, in our day and time, large crowds may prove to be the opposite of a healthy church. Numbers will go up and down, people will come and go; the real question is how the church fairs through the ups and downs. Do we maintain proper church health or do we flow with the ever changing tides just…

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