December 3, 2019 — by Dana Allin

A Flourishing ECO Church Prepares to Launch

In working with transforming churches, Paul Borden always starts with three principles (or assumptions) about his understanding of church. The first one is that the church is a living organism and every living organism GROWS and MULTIPLIES. As you know, when our children are born, we take them in to measure height and weight, and we track their progress as compared to other children their age. We make this correlation to the life of the church as well! A healthy church will grow in the quantity and quality of disciples. Usually churches are ready to embrace the concept that healthy things grow. What is more of a challenge for churches is to embrace is the concept that they should also multiply. Churches can become resistant to multiplication for a variety of reasons that usually stem around fear of losing people or resources to church plants.

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