And you’re not alone.
Most churches don’t experience constant numerical increase, no matter how hard they work or what new strategies they learn.
What Jesus Promised
So keep striving for growth, keep removing obstacles to growth. Keep working on becoming a healthier, more effective church.
But let go of the unbiblical, unhealthy pressure that makes you feel guilty if you’re not increasing numerically.
Jesus never promised constant numerical congregational growth. But he did promise that his yoke would be easy and his burden would be light.
Guilt and shame are heavy. And debilitating.
Faithfulness and passion are light. And invigorating.
That’s what great churches are built on. Whatever size they may be.
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