Church Growth

Church growth is affected by a whole series of particular aspects.

The Message.  Christianity is a complex religion.  At the heart is the Love of God expressed in the cross of Jesus, but there is much more involved.  What is emphasized in the weekly messages is very important. 

The Messenger.  The impact of a charismatic leader should not be underestimated.  Leaders should use their own gifts, rather than imitating others.  Not everyone leads, or even can lead, in the same way.

The Method.  There are different methods and techniques that can be used to present the gospel.  Finding the method that works in a particular environment is not easy, and may be a matter of trial and error.

The Means.  Financial and human support enable a ministry to fulfill it’s mission.  One can only work beyond their means for limited portions of time, or there will be consequences.

The Makeup.  Who are you preaching to, and where is the church located makes a difference.  You do not use the same approach in an urban setting as you do in a rural.  Knowing your community is important.

The Master.  We plant and water to the very best of our ability, but it is God who gives the increase.  If we build a church in our own strength and talents it will not last.  Only God can truly build the church.

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