The purpose of these meetings is to introduce the Georgia Baptist Discipleship team and our strategy for church health: The Watershed Principle. You can join us for live interaction via video or audio on zoom by registering. We hope to see you in the West Central region virtual fall tour!
Dr. Scott E. Sullivan
Discipleship Catalyst ~ Church Strengthening Team
What is The Watershed Principle?
A watershed is a ridge of land that separates water flowing into multiple streams, and it feeds a single body of water. Watersheds can supply entire ecosystems and create vibrant life – as long as the watershed is healthy. The watershed is only healthy if the streams that feed it are healthy. If any of the streams that feed the watershed are sick, then the watershed and ecosystem will suffer.
In the Watershed Principle, ministries of the church are like the streams that feed the watershed. Intentional ministries are the vibrant streams that can produce a healthy ecosystem or culture within the local church. Many watersheds are composed of waterfalls. These waterfalls are the life changes experienced by disciples of Jesus as they consistently participate in intentional ministry.
The ultimate goal of the Watershed Principle is to see life change that leads to world-impacting disciple makers. This is the task of the local church.
The Watershed Principle starts with streams of intentional ministry. What are the streams that feed a healthy church ecosystem? In the following pages, you will find an overview of six streams that must be healthy in the local church watershed in order to see those waterfall moments.
For more information, visit www.gabaptist.org/discipleship