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All Healthy Things Reproduce

Matt Norman —  November 29, 2010

There is something that my pastor has said a lot over the years,

“All healthy things reproduce.”

If you look around you – in all of God’s creation, this statement is true. Every creature that God created will reproduce if it’s healthy. Every plant that God created will reproduce if it is healthy. Fruit trees not only make fruit, but they produce seeds so that other fruit trees can grow. If you look around yourself at God’s creation, the world is full of examples of this truth. This truth is true for far more than just plants and animals. A healthy business will reproduce itself in some form or another. Can you say franchise? A healthy marriage will produce children. The examples could go on and on.

So, what does all this have to do with Children’s Ministry? Well, actually quite a bit. If reproduction is the sign of something healthy, then it provides us with a measure stick that we can use to measure the health of many different aspects of our ministry.  Let’s look at some questions you should think about in assessing whether or not your ministry is reproducing:

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