Everybody Has a Part in Church Growth

Our church purpose answers the question of “why” we should want to grow. Here we turn our attention to “how” we will grow which ties into the practice of Body Life. Ephesians 4:16 provides God’s blueprint for growth — “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” — Suffice it to say that everybody has a part when it comes to church growth. . . . Continue reading Everybody Has a Part in Church Growth

Church Growth & the Great Commission

Any discussion on Church Growth has to look at the Great Commission. — Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matt. 28:19-20)

Observations about Church Growth in the Great Commission: . . . Continue reading Church Growth & the Great Commission

Trying to Attract People to Your Church with Grace?

Let’s face it: We live in a fallen world where people make bad choices. We all sin. You might have experienced how speaking out against immoral, sinful behavior pegs you as intolerant in today’s world. To combat this reputation, some churches swing the pendulum in the opposite direction, covering over sin as though it doesn’t matter. How, they might reason, are they going to grow their church if they don’t accept people as they are? Grace attracts people. . . . Continue reading Trying to Attract People to Your Church with Grace?