So it is official, I am done with "how to grow your church" books and conferences. I have attended conferences and read many books on these things and heard many different speakers on this subject. It is a funny thing because I have tried most things up until a couple years ago. At that point I was done with these books.
What I have come to discover is that each church has its own DNA. A church needs to grow organically and though it may take a little while...it will happen if you (the pastor, leader) are willing to let go. One must be willing though to lose a little control and see what happens. It takes time and can be a bit chaotic.
I can honestly say that after some time we are seeing the fruit of letting go and see what God is going to do. This is so much easier than trying to replicate the infomercial conferences on "do this and get this result" or revival chasing. I do believe conferences are great and beneficial...but anytime there is specific steps to build YOUR church...be very cautious. This in my opinion is nothing more than a money making scheme.