To create a healthy church culture is indispensable to multiplying deeply transformed disciples. This week’s podcast explores the sixth and final quality in this six-part series on the marks of such a culture. They are:
- Slowed-Down Spirituality
- Integrity in Leadership
- Beneath-the-Surface Discipleship
- Healthy Community
- Passionate Marriage and Singleness
- Every Person in Full-Time Ministry
It has rightly been said that to rediscover the biblical teaching that every Christ-follower is in full-time ministry is like discovering a new continent! The implications are that vast. For example, the sacred/secular divide of church and work is eliminated. All of life becomes holy and part of our discipleship. Our people are filled with a profound sense of purpose. Spectators are turned into creative witnesses for Christ. Our role as equippers in the church is restored (Eph. 4:11ff).
After providing a broad theological overview of our calling and our work, I offer 5 specific applications for us as pastors/leaders if we are going to build a dynamic culture where our people mature and are freed for God’s mission in their lives.
Be sure to download our free e-book upon which this podcast is based: Six Marks of a Church Culture that Deeply Changes Lives. You will find that each characteristic is summarized on those pages, along with a quick assessment tool and team discussion questions.
Enjoy the podcast!