Practice of Church Growth
1. Catalytic Church Leader – stick with it, hang around passionate people
“My church never grows when my eyes ate dry” – Dr. David Ireland
2. Celebrative worship
3. Creative Evangelism – what wirks here
Greek “oikos” – web of influence
4. Caring enviroment/atmosphere/small groups
People need 6 friends over 6 months
Life activity groups, doing life together
Why are we together?
How we are together?
5. Contributing Member – Part of the engine of the Church
Core Competancies – Do what we do best. Give other to parachurch
What do we do real well. What are our compentcies.
6. Changeable Structure
Pastor most change administratively
7. Credible Stewardship
What are you doing with the money?
Can’t control culture or gifting but can control these 7