Why aren’t some churches growing?
Maybe it is because they are not in touch with their church purpose. But, you might say, we have a church purpose statement.
Perhaps we need to take a step back and ask a couple of important questions:
1) What do you see as your church purpose?
One of the reasons some churches are not growing is because they are not increasing and overflowing in love (1 Thess. 3:12), fulfilling the church’s greatest purpose of loving God and people which tends to draw people to Him.
2) How committed are you in fulfilling your church purpose?
Some churches aren’t growing because they are content to stay where they are, where it’s comfortable. It’s about self-preservation. But, the more God’s love fills our hearts and churches, the less it is about “self” and that opens the door for growth.
3) How much is God a part of your church growth efforts?
Another reason some aren’t experiencing church growth is because they are trying to do it in their own strength and human wisdom.
The Steering the Church Toward God’s Purposes Leadership Guide includes the content on this page with a little added input to help you think through if your church purpose is leading to church growth.