Monday, January 28, 2008

What Is Church Growth?

Church growth is more than a movement so that pastors can pad their resumes and develop bragging points on their blogs. The term, Church Growth, was first coined in the fifties by Donald McGavren to represent true evangelism. Church Growth is about more than just the local church, but the church universal. The growth of the church is the salvation of sinners. It is the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Some people claim that pastors and churches can be too numbers driven. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I do know that it is the desire of God that His church grow. Rest assured, the church of God will not grow unless our local churches are growing. What are you doing to bring about growth in the church? Who are you bringing with you?

This is about Malvern Hill and how we can reach our community for Christ, but it is also about the body of Christ everywhere. Regardless of where you are, how are you impacting your world and carrying out the Great Commission. Church growth may not pad a resume, but it will definitely bring glory to God, and isn't that our primary focus?

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