Church Growth
Why I've Stopped Reading All Those '10 Reasons Your Church Isn’t Growing' Lists
Please stop beating us down for what you think we’re not doing. Guilt doesn’t motivate, it discourages.

Your church is small. It may not be growing. But if you care enough to be looking for help, you’re not a petty person.

And you’re not alone.

There are hundreds of thousands of churches like yours and mine. In small towns, big cities, slums, community centers, school auditoriums, coffee houses, wayside chapels, living rooms and more who are contributing greatly to the growth of the kingdom of God.

Lift your head high. Stand tall. Keep learning. Keep loving your people, reaching the community and worshiping Jesus.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, take a break. Spend less time reading blogs and books, and more time in the Word, in prayer, in fellowship and in Sabbath rest. Those are the things that will always nourish you and never discourage you.

You and your ministry matter. Never let anyone make you feel otherwise. Including yourself.

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March 13, 2017 at 2:54 AM

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