Church Growth
The Big Ask: Another No-Fault Reason Most Churches Will Never Be Mega
Most pastors can't make The Big Ask. Thankfully, it's not needed for a healthy church.

Building big churches takes additional skills.

In fact, in my next post, I walk you through one of the unspoken secrets of church growth. Here’s a hint: There are two lists. One for building big churches, one for growing healthy churches. And the lists don’t overlap.

There are big church skills and small church skills. No one has all of them, but the kingdom of God needs both.

7. It’s Okay to Be One of the 999,999
You don’t need special, one-in-a-million skills to do great things for Jesus and his church.

You don’t need special, one-in-a-million skills to do great things for Jesus and his church.

Some of us need to stop paying attention to all the books, blogs and podcasts telling us half-truths and outright lies like “Go big, or go home!”, “If it’s not impossible, God isn’t in it!” and so on.

The Biggest Asks

I’m grateful for those who can use The Big Ask to raise money for ministries that need it. But it’s dangerous when any church is dependent on it for survival.

But there are some Big Asks we can build any great church on:

  • "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)
  • “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Luke 11:9)
  • “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:24)
  • “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

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