A perspective glance at the truth of church growth
The idea of church growth has been bantered about for years and years. Now we all know that the job of the church is not numeric growth but to grow people up in their faith. The natural result of people growing in faith is their reaching out which most often results in numeric growth. So when look at churches that are not growing the clear answer is to have more events to draw the lost into the church.
Wait, huh? Events that draw the lost to the church are so that the members can use their specific gifs together to share the amazing love of God. If God then chooses to use the sowing of the seed to bring growth, awesome, but our agenda during an event is actually important.
The why behind what you do is vital to the understanding of the results and even the set up of an event. If truly the only goal of an event is numeric growth and you fail to see those results from that event it is deemed a failure. Then in the future that event will be looked down on regardless of the positive results in the body and the community.
If the agenda of an event is to let your neighbors know that you care about them and God has an amazing plan of salvation for them and they leave knowing that, you have had a very successful event. Whether someone receives salvation is between them and God.
So if your body is not growing the first question to ask is what is the body’s agenda? Is the desire of the body to grow in their faith or simply to have a larger number of people join them at their services? Please understand people are not saved because they had a great time at church. People get saved because they are touched by a God who is greater than they are and they see the results in the lives of others.
What do you want get out of your time here on Earth?
What is your goal for your tomorrow?