Growth Mentality That Is Biblical

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

Church growth as it is described in Scripture might be best explained by a three-tiered formula. (1) It begins with spiritual vitality, which then leads to functional effectiveness, which in turn often leads to statistical increases. Statistical increase is the result of functional effectiveness and functional effectiveness is the result of spiritual vitality. The goal then is not church growth but church health. We all know what statistical increase is. It's the "bottom line" everyone looks at when evaluating a church and its effectiveness. But what is ...

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