Development and growth of the congregation is essential if the church is going to grow.
As mentioned earlier, evangelism and church growth must be a group effort. Even if a church has a full-time preacher, the members must still be involved in order to be most effective. Everyone must see themselves as a missionary whose goal is to bring about change. It has been said that, “The missionary also is an agent of change. He wants to see men and women transformed into citizens of
Teaching the Gospel
Acceptance of sound and truthful gospel preaching must be the primary reason for church growth. If people are coming to a particular church for reasons other than acceptance and belief in God’s word, they are more likely to leave when something arises that makes them unhappy. There are three specific ways that will be discussed here that can help accomplish the goal of effectively teaching and preaching the gospel. Firstly, the church must develop ways to
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Training Members to Evangelize
Evangelization from church members is likely the most important factor in church growth. Without it, the church simply will not grow. Members must see the necessity in evangelizing, and they must also have the desire. Not only is it vital for the church to grow, but as mentioned earlier, God has commanded that it be done. There are two specific ways that a church can accomplish this goal. First, they must develop an ongoing evangelistic trainin
Scripture tells us that God causes the increase to His church. Gospel seed can be planted, watered, and nurtured, but it is eventually the Lord and His word which will pierce the heart of the individual. As a result, that person will accept the gospel message as truth, accept Christ as Lord and Savior, obey His command to be baptized in water for the forgiveness of sins, and thus be added to the church of Christ. While that is true, the Bible also shows us that having a plan