A healthy person grows. When a person is unhealthy, growth is impacted. Many factors contribute to the lack of health: disease, illness, lack of rest, poor diet, lack of exercise, and more.
In a similar way, a healthy class grows. But a little bit of unhealthiness can distract or prevent a class from growing. Lack of health in a class may come from…
- lack of prayer
- stalled relationship with God
- lack of trust
- inward focus
- poor or no organization
- poor span of care
- poor or no vision
- lack of teacher, worker, and/or member training
- no leadership
- poor or no participation
- no accountability
- and much more.
That is a huge list of attitudes and habits which can contribute to unhealthiness. What would you add to the list?
Is it possible that a class can have the whole list and more? Yes, but it is even more likely that a class will have some items on the list. Can a class with some items on this list grow? A class that is fully healthy will be likely to grow more. As unhealthy attitudes and habits are added to the class, the likelihood of growth diminishes.
Prayer, leadership, vision, and participation are essential. The presence of these may allow working around the other unhealthy attitudes and habits. What can you do to strengthen prayer, leadership, vision, and participation? Begin praying now. Make disciples. Be revolutionary!