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