Copyright 2013 - Gregory Scott
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This ebook is written for churches that have hit a plateau, are struggling to grow through that next numerical barrier or who simply want to add another tool to their outreach arsenal.
Yes, Arsenal. A military term that is aggressive. A term of war that seeks to conquer. A term that separates the kingdom of God from the kingdom of heaven.
We live and minister in a church age that doesn’t tolerate mediocrity well. A church that isn’t growing - that isn’t actively seeking the lost - is a church that may soon have a new Pastor.
I’ve written his ebook to help you understand that it may not be your Pastor’s fault. A new Pastor will simply give you the ‘feel’ of something happening or changing. A new Pastor will put hope in place of complacency. A new Pastor will give your church the honeymoon period that everyone loves so much but it won’t solve the growth problem your church has.
Witness the nationwide turnover of Pastors about every two years. Even in churches that know this pattern is unhealthy - Pastors come and go at about that same rate.
And consider the Pastor who does manage to stay ten or fifteen years - he is either in a growing dynamic church, in which case you are probably not reading this ebook - or he, the elders and the church members have simply decided that this is the best we can do.
Part of the reason we have so many churches that are not growing is that we have not understood all of the tools available to the church to reach into our community.