In Acts 6, the early church needed someone to take on the responsibility of feeding a group of widows that were being overlooked. The apostles did not assume that responsibility since they needed to give their attention “to prayer and the ministry of the word.” So, the apostles appointed seven men to serve (diakanos).
In this lesson, Mike explores the value of worship, and how it marks the healthy church. He examines the idea that each choice we make is valued on a scale of worth. Is it worth it — or not? Those things that we value consume our time and attention.
In the first lesson, Mike consider this question: “What would keep OpenDoor from growing?” Since “living” things grow naturally, if the church is alive, it should grow. But maybe our emphasis should not be on church “growth,” but on church “health.”