One of the common traits that healthy churches possess is that they are always preparing for God moving their midst. They are never on defense…just trying to keep people, maintain buildings or keeping the “saints” happy. They are always on offense taking the fight to Satan each day and making preparations for when God moves mightily in their midst.
Recently the Swerve guys wrote some MUST READ blog posts about the waves of numerical growth that happens in churches. Healthy churches are always preparing for these waves of new people coming to church and ultimately to Christ…even when there is no wave going on. This is the reason that we launched “Dominate” last weekend at Compass Point. Since Easter we have almost doubled in size with new people coming to church…and to Christ. However, for the past few months we’ve been between growth waves…but we have not been on defense. We have been praying hard, making plans, setting aside funding, searching out resources, developing new leaders, creating new avenues for discipleship and getting prepared for when God creates the wave again. In the history of Compass Point we have seen God bless us with mighty waves before and we have no doubt that He will bless us again in 2010. “Dominate” gives us the ability to be financially healthy and prepared to ride any size wave for as long as we need to when God delivers. Compass Point is healthy…but better preparation for a move of God is helping us get even healthier!