Church Growth

I recently received a mass ministry email that began with this question – “Do you want your church to grow?”

Then it explained that so-and-so has worked with over 2,000 churches and has found there are 5 systems that if deployed correctly, will grow your church. Here are the five:

• Volunteer system: Gaining, training & inspiring volunteers
• Outreach system: Advertising & outreach system to reach new people
• Administration system: Internal processes & systems
• Follow up system: Following up with givers, guests & new Christians
• Communication system: How to communicate with your church clearly

I have no doubt that these systems are important and beneficial for churches. But why no mention of the supernatural? Of the fact that the Lord builds his church (Mt. 16:18)? Of the priority of prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4)?

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One Comment to “Church Growth”

  1. Amen! To your comment at the end Nathan.

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