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Relevant Ministry and Natural Church Development

Natural Church Development (NCD) is all about releasing the potential that God has already implanted in the life of your church. Based on research in more than 90,000 churches on all six continents, NCD describes universal principles that are applicable regardless of culture or spiritual style.

The Relevant Ministry staff is trained and certified to implement and coach NCD.

  • NCD focuses on increasing the quality of a church rather than on numerical growth goals. This emphasis on church health has proven to be the key to ongoing growth and multiplication.

  • The center of NCD is the "all by itself" principle (Mark 4:26-29) that can be observed in healthy churches around the globe. All NCD principles are answers to the question: How can this God-given growth potential be released?

  • On all levels of church life, NCD encourages creativity, authenticity, and diversity. Rather than suggesting a specific church model, NCD helps Christians and churches to discover and develop their individuality.

  • NCD assists believers in rediscovering central Biblical concepts and relating then to their everyday lives. This is expressed by the Trinitarian Compass which is the heart of all NCD tools.

  • It works. Churches that have done three or more NCD Surveys, have increased their average growth rate by 51% between the first and the third survey. We plant, we water. God gives the increase.

NCD uses eight indicators of spiritual health.

When a church takes the survey, the results along with the NCD coaching process are invaluable for improving spiritual health.

Using a diagnostic survey with 30 participants in your church, you will measure your church health in eight quality characteristics of healthy churches:

• Empowering Leadership
• Gift-Based Ministries
• Passionate Spirituality
• Effective Structures
• Inspiring Worship
• Holistic Small Groups
• Need-Oriented Evangelism
• Loving Relationships

A congregation that is fully engaged with a coach is significantly more likely to achieve the results they were aiming for in the NCD process. Bottom line is, coaching makes a difference.

A study comparing churches that worked with coaches through the NCD process, showed average health scores went up 10 points, compared to 5 points.

Listen to Christian Schwarz‘s six Mini Seminars on NCD (each 4-5 minutes in length).
www.ncd-international.org

To get started with NCD and to have an RM coach walk alongside you as you improve in congregational health, call Relevant Ministry at – 228-206-5440, or click Contact.

     

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The RM staff is trained and certified to implement and coach NCD.

A congregation that receives coaching is significantly more likely to achieve the results they were aiming at in the the Natural Church Development process.

Bottom line is, coaching makes a difference.

A study was done comparing churches that worked with coaches through the NCD process. Those churches, average health scores went up 10 points, compared to 5 points.

Here are some specifics about how a qualified coach helps you through the NCD process:

  • Provide a supportive relationship with an objective perspective
  • Guide you through the diagnosis stage
  • Brainstorm strategies
  • Prioritize and plan a course of action
  • Provide accountability
  • Celebrate your progress

If you want this level of support, you want an RM-NCD coach to walk alongside you as you improve in congregational health.

Contact RM at - 228.206.5440


At Relevant Ministry, our vision is to equip leaders to minister relevantly in churches that will be healthy and thriving.
Our mission, to fulfill this vision, is training future leaders - building healthy ministries - and serving on the Gulf Coast.


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