Natural Church Development
What is Natural Church Development?
Schedule for Birmingham First Church:Friday evening (7:00 p.m.): Team members and the entire congregation will meet at the church for a group discussion led by Sonny Nelson. Pastor Peter Trzinski will share demographic and NCD PowerPoint presentations. The Pastor Steve does the devotional.
Saturday morning (9:30 a.m.): Sabbath School, as normal.
Saturday morning (10:50 a.m.): Worship Service as normal. Pastor Steve will preach.
Saturday Noon (12:00 p.m.): Fellowship meal
Sabbath afternoon (first activity): After a short devotional by a Pastor Steve Severance, Pastor Peter Trzinski makes a PowerPoint presentation of the church profile (results from the Natural Church Development process) to the entire congregation. After explaining the church’s scores in each of the eight areas, he introduces them to the concept of focusing on the minimum factor.
Sabbath Afternoon (Second activity): Donna and Sonny Nelson of the NCD team leads out in the small group time. The congregation is divided up into small groups (5-8) to discus how the church’s minimum factor can be improved. Each group makes a written report that is given to the team.
Sunday Morning (9:00 a.m.):The CMCS team meets with the entire congregation to present and discus the Church Ministries Consulting Report. Pastor Peter Trzinski will assign sections of the report to various team members to present.