Is your church really making a difference? How do you know? REVEAL Where Are You? lays out the initial learnings for leadership in the local church for effective discipleship.
Do you ever lie awake at night wondering . . . Do our programs really help people grow? Are we putting our resources into ministries that genuinely change lives? Are we helping people become more like Christ, or just keeping them busy? For years, church leaders have relied on numbers to help answer questions like these. In other words, we ask the "How many?" question. How many. . .members? Baptisms? Decisions for Christ? How many attend each week? Are in small groups? Actively serve? Tithe?
Numbers can be helpful, but they don't reveal the whole story. Numbers can't peer into the human heart. When it comes to spiritual growth, we need to be able to measure more than numbers. We need a glimpse of people's attitudes, thoughts and emotions. We need a tool that reveals the heart of each person.
Now Willow Creek invites you to learn what it discovered in a three-year process of study and research-involving six other churches as well as congregants from Willow Creek.
• Discover the four segments that characterize the journey of spiritual growth.
• Learn more about what catalyzes and stunts spiritual growth.
• And understand how the church needs to change in order to help people become more like Christ.
What you discover here may challenge you. Or confirm nagging suspicions you've had all along. Either way, the findings in REVEAL will undoubtedly change the way you think about church-and what it really takes to make a difference.