God grows organisms. We tend them by removing barriers to health and growth.
All of the books in the NCD Discipleship Resources series are based on the Trinitarian Compass, which is a unique feature of the NCD paradigm. It uses the dynamics of the colors of light (Red/Green/Blue scheme) as a way of illustrating the practical relevance of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity for the daily challenges of believers: In order to produce pure white light, the colors red, green, and blue must be displayed simultaneously. The color green is related to God’s revelation in creation; the color red, to God’s revelation in Jesus Christ; and the color blue, to God’s revelation in the Holy Spirit. Each of these three revelations corresponds to basic dimensions of life.
The most important dynamics of the Trinitarian Compass, according to its developer, Christian A. Schwarz, are:
During the original research, NCD discovered that there are eight, equally important characteristics that differentiate healthy, growing churches from those plateaued or in decline.
Bill Bickle, through Fordelm Inc., is NCD’s Canadian National Partner
A sister resource for non-church faith-based organizations, Organic Quality Management (OQM), leverages all the principles, tools and processes of NCD.