The Self-Motivated Church

In this episode, we discussed the characteristics of the churches that fall under the Self-Motivated Church archetype, which compromise 10% of churches in our database. Its existence is less intuitive and may be harder to understand at first than many of the other archetypes—like the Vibrant Church or the Complacent Church. Yet this archetype is one of the strongest, and Self-Motivated Churches are well-positioned to move toward greater vibrancy. Their congregants are on a spiritual journey that is, in fact, “self-motivated.” They have strong beliefs, well-established personal spiritual practices, and impressive rates of serving and evangelism. The church plays a more limited role in their spiritual lives than it does for congregants in other types of churches.

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