We were talking last night in kind of a roundtable discussion with some leaders and new attenders at Grace Church and something was said that just resonated in me.
What was said that we are not here to wave the flag of Grace church, because it’s not about Grace Church, if 250 people come to know Christ and Grace Church doesn’t grow in attendance, we have done our Job, because it’s about making Jesus famous, not Grace Church.
I have heard all the reasons that church growth is important, and I am not denying that it’s a positive thing, but I think sometimes we can get too consumed in the methods that we employ to make the church grow, and forget the real message and the result being…Changed Lives. It’s about people that are headed to heaven, instead of hell, and not just saying a prayer, but walking with and pointing them in the right direction!
Paul didn’t say, you said the sinners prayer, good job, here’s a bible, go for it…he said, follow me as I follow Christ.
If we are telling people more about our church than we are about Christ, we are missing the mark!