Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few reasons why churches STOP growing


Agreed with many of these suggestions from Ron Edmondson on why churches stop growing:

You get comfortable 

It’s okay to be comfortable, but when you hang out there too long, it can be dangerous, because you stop trying new things to spur growth and excitement.

You quit dreaming 

Dreams inspire, challenge, and grow people and organizations. What could the church accomplish to reach its community? You’ll never dream bigger than the dreams God has for you or your church.

You stop taking risks 

You can’t succeed at anything without a measure of risk. Playing it safe never grows anything. The call of God always involves risk-taking.

You start maintaining 

When you fall into the mode of protecting what you have, you’ll be less likely to encourage growth for fear of losing ground.

You fail to walk by faith. 

Especially for the church — we are a faith-based organisation. If you aren’t walking by faith in what you are doing it is impossible to please God. (That’s Biblical. Look it up!)

Any more?

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