Thursday, February 24, 2011

Don't try

Real church growth, as Keith Brenton reminds us, comes not from planning or technique, but from preaching Jesus Christ:
Don’t worry about uplifting worship times, awesome praise teams or incredibly gifted worship bands or dynamic speakers or cool videos or special programs or targeted ministries or awesome marketing or a big, sprawling building or sufficient parking or offering seeker services or traditional services or progressive services. Some of that may come, but fend it off as long as you can.

Tell them about Jesus. Show them Jesus. Win them to Jesus. Demonstrate to them how they are visiting Him in jail; how they are clothing His nakedness and feeding His hunger. When they have worked side by side with each other and with the Spirit, they will want to gather in praise, as often and as devotedly as possible.
I strongly recommend Keith's whole article.


Blogger Keith Brenton said...

Muchas gracias -

6:38 PM, February 24, 2011  
Blogger dle said...


So many tangents, so little Jesus.

But He is where all life is found!

1:05 PM, February 28, 2011  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Keith: de nada

Dan: Indeed.

4:13 PM, February 28, 2011  

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