To successfully play in the “red zone” a football team must be balanced. It must have an offensive backfield of great talent and ability. It must have an offense line who executes plays with few flaws and blocks effectively. Its defensive line must be swift and agile. Players in the defensive backfield must be fast and anticipate moves by the offensive player behind them like they have eyes in the back of their heads.
Let’s not forget the special teams. Without great talent and consistency they can cause the team to defend their own “red zone” rather than advance to the other team’s “red zone.”
Ultimately we want the team to be balanced. Balance is also a key principle in congregations. Balance allows congregations to renew their core while extending their ministry. It also adds to the depth and quality of life in congregations. Balance needs to be expressed in ways that produce meaningful collaboration between four factors.
The exceptional balance of Good Faith, Good Community, Good Works, and Good News results in Great FaithSoaring Churches with a generous presence of spiritual and strategic vitality and vibrancy.