Dear Disciple makers,

Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21). 

             What is church health anyway?  Is it about caring for pastors in the FLD?   Is it dealing with the inevitable conflict situations that regularly arise in any organization?  While church health does include some elements of many initiatives, it is first and foremost about seeking to help our churches stay healthy, outward-focused and mission-centered (Churches are like us as individuals, if left to our own devices and drives we naturally drift away from Christ and His mission.)

             Church Health is about winning our lost neighbors and our hurting communities to Jesus, building them up to be authentic disciples and equipping them to win others who can repeat the process.  This is the model our Lord left after His three years of public ministry. 

             God has provided many resources.  We have been given the Great Companion, the Holy Spirit.   His ministry in our lives is a gift from God Himself and from our Savior.  I hope you have discovered the joy of walking minute by minute in the power and control of the Holy Spirit.  We have been given the Great Commandment.  It is this unconditional love of God that was poured out in our hearts at the moment of salvation that constrains us and keeps us going.  And we have been given the Great Commandment.  Our mission is, always has been, and always will be the command to “make disciples.”  Our goal is to work together to multiply healthy disciples, leaders, and churches!  

I would love to hear from you!

Brian Thorstad