Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 111: Insta-Church

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.

3 comments:

  1. The only way to draw people in is to practice the one anothering that Christ spoke of. If you haven't yet read it I recommend Authentic Relationships The Lost Art Of One Anothering by Wayne Jacobsen. People are designed to naturally be drawn to love. If they are running away or avoiding us, we shouldn't focus on them. Instead we should question ourselves.

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  2. Great point Daniel...thanks for the book suggestion.

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  3. i am on insta church also scotland half way church house which preachs gospel of water and spirit it is quite exciting to get saved of gospel of water and spirit and have your sins remitted in one fel swoop then having no more sins in the world and being 100% without sins in your heart to find out more visit

    www.bjnewlife.org or visit my online drop in centre for the unemployed and grab a chair and cup of coffee and we can have chat site is new but in process of being developed no there is no fixed way of building a church as it is Jesus who builds church and not man nice to read your article though

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