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Church growth


A growing church can be one of the most exciting times in the life of a particular congregation. New people, new excitement, new believers, new needs, and a lot of newness.

Sometimes with growth, there is chaos with the current membership. Change is the one thing in any situation that many people do not like or except. In a church setting, it can begin to fell like an us verses them scenario.

I cam across a few things that happen when a church grows by Thom Rainer:

  • When there is growth taking place, new people come into a church and things change.
  • Many times we are too concerned about our needs, our preferences, and our comforts in the church.
  • When churches grow, groups are the key to maintaining intimacy.
  • As a church grows larger, it has to grow smaller through groups.
  • Worship style continues to be an explosive issue in many churches.
  • Don’t just explain the what of a change but the why as well.

The seven reasons some church members do not like church growth are:

  1. Loss of familiarity.
  2. Loss of memories.
  3. Loss of comfort.
  4. Loss of power.
  5. Loss of perceived intimacy.
  6. Loss of worship style.
  7. Loss of worship time.

Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,

Pastor Larry


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