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Active Committed Disciple

Leaf of GreenGrowth was to be expected in any normal healthy body. Parents could worry and ask the doctor "Why?" if a child grew emaciated or stunted. Plants also showed they were alive by growing shoots and leaves. An African Violet flower would wilt if moved into the bright sunshine from the shade and coolness of a corner. When the Household Body was happy, it too was normally growing.

Household Growth Ministry

Three Storey HouseThe three levels of household growth ministry were like a three level house. The ground floor of PRESENCE was simply to be there with people where they were. PROCLAMATION at the second floor explained the "why" of our faith. Its windows like the eyes of the Body showed our beliefs to a needy world and explained why we cared. Our PRESENCE and PROCLAMATION declared to people that we loved them and God loved them too. The third level, the gift of a response, or PROMISE, was to active committed discipleship in the Body of Christ.✞

The Growth Equation

Exercising AthleteSeveral loving, caring households in the Body of Christ together formed the Corporate Body that we generally called "the church." Fuller Theological Seminary has shown that if a church did not work at growth, it would lose members at a rate of seven percent per year. The Growth equation was always "hearing plus doing equals growing" and this happened through exercise.✞

"Body Growth Exercises"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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