Month: September 2012

Pastor, who’s growing around you?

Last week, we explored the pastor’s greatest responsibility in building a healthy church is to GROW. And, we discussed the first expression of that priority—building a strategy for personal growth. The second expression of the word GROW is to GROW a few. Jesus demonstrated this pattern when He called disciples to be nearest Him and

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Pastor, are you growing?

Pastor, there’s one thing that only you can do. And it’s one thing that will open the way for your church to become healthier and stronger. This one thing you must do is best captured in the word “GROW.” In fact, pastor, I believe that God’s plan for the health and growth of your church

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Gaps that are widening…

In the first decade of this new millennium, our larger churches are growing. The roughly 2,000 Assemblies of God (AG) churches in America with more than 200 in attendance grew by a total of 237,110 people during the decade. Though much of that growth was experienced by our largest congregations, that’s still an average of

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Not Alone…

I spent this past weekend with a half dozen German congregations from the western part of that great country. As you would expect, the scenery was breathtaking, the food was amazing, and the people were deeply committed to God and the local church where they worshipped Him. While my assignment was to teach, I found

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