Every impulse to share the gospel and make disciples is a good impulse. But without a structure to organize our impulses and focus our vision, the great commission can drive us straight into burnout. Healthy church growth is measured not by full schedules or even packed seats but by a steady multiplication of disciples of Jesus.
In Guardrails: Six Principles for a Multiplying Church Pastor Alan Briggs demonstrates that this multiplication only happens when we organize ourselves around discipleship that is simple, holistic, adaptable, regular, reproducible, and positive. These six principles allow for sustainable growth in a church's mission, for the health of God's people and the sake of the world.