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True Church The Foundational Key to Fashioning a Strong Church Community

I wholeheartedly believe that our long held ideas about helping to grow the Christian church are sadly misguided. As Christians, we have spent far too much time looking for people's defects, and far too little time on fashioning the environment that would enable them to flourish. If Christian believers construct the type of environment that allows individuals to grow, God will build his church. The gifts God has bestowed upon each individual will have a spot to grow if they are nurtured in the right soil.

In loads of ways, children of God are just the same as the rest of God's creation. In the same manner as a bush in your garden that supplies nutritious food, we possess the capacity to bring forth fruit. And in precisely the same manner as the garden plant, we possess no control whatsoever over how God fashioned us in our mother's womb. What we most definitely have a tremendous amount of control over though, is the soil we will be planted in.

As Christians, we also have the power to influence what type of soil, or environment, our siblings in Christ will reside in. We are lucky to be the co-designers with Jesus Christ of the church environment and the level of it's health and wellbeing.

We often get caught up trying to preach folks into improved behaviour, when the main solution exists in our power to create the type of environment for them to want to improve and do better.

This is precisely why the simple church paradigm is extremely effective in changing lives. Humans are the focal point of the gathering of the body of Christ, not the sound implementation of a variety of programs. Christian believers have the ability to be seen and heard and are able to decrease the feelings of seclusion that afflict so many of us in today's world. Christian believers are powerfully impacted by the reality that others are opening their home to them, are welcoming them into their lives.

The amiable feelings folks experience from being in this sort of setting, helps in fostering a better outlook about life. When folks feel better about life, they are generally a whole lot more willing to make constructive changes that benefit not only for themselves, but the community they live in.

When we turn our chairs towards each other, we send a hopeful message that all human beings need to recieve on a regular basis. It's imperative for us to know that we can make a difference, that we have value and something to add to this world.

It's essential that we be known less for our failings and issues, and a lot more for our eagerness to be of service to others. Our communities of faith should definitely be emphasizing the innate value of each child of God due to their saving relationship with God the father. The key to creating a solid house church culture, lies in our ability to create a kind, loving environment for people to grow in, not improved programs.

About Author Chris Keenan :

Christopher Keenan is the originator of Help for House Church. They provide a unique learning environment for Christian believers to learn about the early christian church and how to develop into the church and not just "go to church." Their distinctive service makes learning about the new testament church easy and accessible.

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