There is no pastor or Church that doesn’t want to grow in numbers. All churches want to grow, and all churches want people to be coming to church. The big question however is “how?” I have here a video that talks about the current phenomenon in growing churches. I got this video while browsing the net seeking how to grow you church.
There are probably millions of Christians now who are members of “mega” churches. Of course we can really pinpoint huge churches. And sometimes we are really amazed on how they did it.
On the other hand, are these churches on the right track? I did not make this post to intrigue these churches. But we have to admit, many churches now are out of track and following unbiblical ways of seemingly growing churches. Unfortunately, the Bible speaks clearly on the things that have to be done which is directly opposite on our ways of growing churches.
The Bible says in Matthew 28:19, “Go and make disciples…” while our church growth strategy says, beautify the building and make good music, to attract people to come. While I don’t have any problem in beautifying the church building and making good music, I believe that Christians should never abandon the Great Commission in exchange to unbiblical ways of growing churches.
As a pastor and church planter myself, my heart breaks every time I see a disciple who abandons the Great Commission in exchange of unbiblical ways. May this video become an eye opener to many Christians. This is not to discourage those who are in mega churches, but perhaps, this could help you and your church to get back on track on biblical ways.