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Christ's Master Plan
This diagram shows the
process that each local church should go
through at least every two years:
1) Christís mandates from the Holy Bible never change. We as His people must
often remind ourselves and recommit ourselves to the joyful privilege and duty
of performing them.
2) The community around each local church does change
rapidly. Each local church must therefore keep careful watch because the
local community is the harvest field. A
good harvester works the field as the conditions require.
3) The resources of that local church
change as God works in the hearts and minds of
people. Christ gives gifts. Christ will
build His church and empower His people to: 1) Meet
the needs of the harvest 2)
Care for His sheep in that fold.
4) Christís master plan for each local church is
unique. As each body of leaders from each
local church bring together these three elements, a
fresh vision and plan for his
church will emerge. All four gospels were
divinely inspired, but each are different. Through
the power of Godís Holy Spirit He is able to
direct each of His local churches to the next step
in His plan for them.
5) This process is not only
necessary to keep a local church ďfreshĒ, it is also a
necessary step for the
revitalizing of a church. After the leadership
of the local church has a fresh vision from the
Lord, then it must be widely communicated to all
the local membership so that they can have ownership
and gladly participate in the working out of Godís