RENEW — God’s DNA for your church

“The church has been made the depository of precious truth, and its members are not only to believe these truths, but to disseminate their glorious light to those who sit in darkness, that souls may be brought to the Sun of Righteousness. In this way they may represent Christ to the world.”

Ellen White, Signs of the Times, June 1, 1891, par. 3

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

Interconnected Principles

The Bible gives five key principles for church renewal. Like DNA in a body, they give a church God’s identity. When these principles are woven into the culture of a church and empowered by prayer and the Holy Spirit, they create synergistic, exponential growth.

These first three principles are critical for internal church growth. They create a healthy church filled with growing Christians who are in love with Jesus and prepared to share Him with others.

The last two are key to the external growth of the church. They are God-given means for winning souls to Christ and bringing them into fellowship with the church body.

Make no mistake about it. All five principles are as necessary for sustained church growth as complete DNA is to healthy growth in your body. If you pick and choose which ones you want to focus on, you’ll have a handicapped church. Systematically develop all five together through the power of the
Holy Spirit and you’ll experience the exhilaration of seeing God grow your church.

“The Holy Spirit enables [consecrated church members] to be laborers together with God.”

Ellen White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 56.