This concept of church health and fitness has intrigued me. Is there a difference between a healthy church and a fit church? Might a church move from unhealthy to healthy, but fall short of fitness? If a church can be healthy, but not fit, what does that mean? How does a healthy church move toward fitness? Does a healthy church need to be fit in order to be effective? My short conclusion is that a church can be healthy but not fit. And just as in our physical being, fitness can enhance health. Therefore, healthy churches should move to fitness. What does a fit church look like? In a broad stroke, a fit church is a missional church.
Stevenson, P. (2009). Fit Churches Missionally Engaged. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 20(1), 59-68. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol20/iss1/5