Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why I Like Growing Churches

  • I don’t want my (small) children sitting in a class filled with kids from five other grades or age-groups.

  • I don’t want to be the treasurer, usher, choir member, Sunday School Superintendent, board member, nursery worker, gardener, and janitor ALL ROLLED INTO ONE – which often happens in smaller non-growing churches.

  • I like having lots of people around me with lots of different talents to help share the work load to get things done – and in an excellent manner

  • I prefer listening to people who can actually sing on-pitch

  • Growing churches offer higher quality programs to its members

  • Growing churches have more financial resources for ministry to its members and for outreach to the lost

  • Growing churches have an impact on their community

  • There is less trouble from problem people. They barely create a ripple

  • Pastors usually stay a long time in larger churches, while pastoral turnover occurs in smaller churches about every 2-3 years

  • The community takes notice of “big.”

  • The early church grew and was big