Natural Church Development in the GRR
Dwight Stinnett (retired Executive Minister, GRR) and Max Klinkenborg (retired GRR Staff Member) introduce NCD in the following video. This initiative that been tested and proved to produce the fruit of healthier, and most often, growing churches throughout the Kingdom. It is being used by Christians in churches on all 6 continents.
See also Harry Parker's comments on the experience of Oak Park, IL First Baptist Church where he serves as Senior Pastor.
The areas of community life that this initiative helps church members explore include the following:
- Empowering Leadership
- Gift-oriented Ministry
- Passionate Spirituality
- Functional Structure
- Inspiring Worship Services
- Holistic Small Groups
- Need Oriented Evangelism
- Loving Relationships
The best results have grown out of using the services of an outside consultant. The GRR is ready to provide your church with an outside consultant. There are several persons trained and certified as NCD consultants in our region.
Close to 15%, and growing, of our churches in the GRR have used this program and have found it to be helpful for revitalizing their health as a community of faith in Christ.
This program has costs associated with the tools used in the program which are controlled, not by the GRR, but by the developers of the program. Other costs include the travel of the outside consultant.