Re-Blog: Why I’m Done “Growing the Church”

Reblogged from Joey Reed, a United Methodist pastor in Tennessee.

No more just “growing the church”… Unless you mean something different when you say, “Grow, Church.”

Click here to read the full article

He talks about tossing the concept of “church growth” into the garbage (where it belongs).  In its place, he advocates placing “Growing in Grace”, “Growing in Love”, and “Growing in Depth”.  These things, Reed says, will make for a growing church.

I’ve had similar thoughts of my own in the past:

A Growing Church is a Dying Church

Needless to say, for those who have read my stuff before, I’m right there with you, Rev. Reed!

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