In 1998 I attended the Willow Creek Church Conference where I heard the senior Pastor Bill Hybels echo this statement, “There’s nothing like the local church, when the local church is working right.” The local church can and should be functioning right with God’s Spirit to help fulfill Jesus mission. With the right Structure, Systems and Staff the church can experience a winning season. Before the church can win, it must develop a winning attitude. Here are six core principles that will help your church stay in the winning column. The Church with a Winning Attitude……..
1. Stays Excited About the Vision
Where there is no vision, the people perish……..(KJV)
2. Protects the Unity of the Church
All the believers were together and had everything in common.
3. Loves to Serve
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
4. Reaches and Develops the Lost at Any Cost
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord
5. Has Crazy Faith
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
6. Speaks Life and not Death
Ezekiel 37:4 (New Living Translation)
Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD!
7. Never Gives Up
Galatians 6:9 (New International Version)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.