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CHANGING PERCEPTIONS

"As Jesus looks over His present-day disciples, particularly those whom He is holding responsible as stewards of the resources that should be used for church growth, He must frequently say, 'O ye of little faith.' . . . Remember, the indispensable condition for a growing church is that it wants to grow. … Wanting to grow and planning for growth is another way of applying biblical faith."

-Peter Wagner, 1976

in Your Church Can Grow (Regal)

"I don't think there's anything intrinsically wrong with the church-growth principles we've developed, or the evangelistic techniques we're using. Yet somehow they don't seem to work. … The real battle is now a spiritual battle, and as we are learning how to fight and win those battles, we are going to open the way for evangelistic techniques to have a much greater influence on our society than we've seen before."

-Peter Wagner, June 24, 1991

in Christianity Today

"Most churches could be two-thirds smaller and lose nothing in power. In most churches, ...
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