Church Growth
Never Apologize for Church Growth
Church growth should always be a part of every pastor’s prayers, passion and strategy. Especially when it’s kingdom growth.

When we think increased numbers are the only way churches grow, we become unable to see and appreciate the other signs of health. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pray for more people to be brought to Jesus and attend our churches.

Church growth should always be a part of every pastor’s prayers, passion and strategy. Especially when it’s kingdom growth.

Being a supporter and encourager of small churches does not mean I’m against church growth.

Being a supporter and encourager of small churches does not mean I’m against church growth. Quite the opposite. I want to see every church healthy, growing and involved in the Great Commission to its fullest potential. Big or small.

We should never idealize or despise any church merely because of its size. And we must never get caught in the trap of diminishing the value and joy of a growing church.

Tell Your Church’s Whole Story

So yes, a lot of what I do is about encouraging pastors and churches that are not experiencing the numerical growth they’ve been falsely told is inevitable. But that’s not the whole picture.

The next time you’re busting to tell someone about your church’s recent big Sunday, a surprisingly well-attended outreach event, or prolonged growth spurt I want to hear about it. If your is growing larger and reaching more people for Jesus, I want to celebrate that with you.

We’re on the same team. Your successes are our successes. And they’re all for the glory of God.

A growing church is always worth celebrating.

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June 24, 2016 at 2:26 AM

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