Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I am concerned and bugged! What else is new? I am at an event that wants to reach out to the city with an evangelistic campaign. I so desire to reach our friends, neighbors and city for Christ, but I am at a loss as to how we can accomplish the goal.
But this is why I am posting today. I am looking for feedback regarding the concept of our churches and what we call 'church growth.' Ron Kydd, Associate Professor of Church History of Tyndale Seminary has mentioned that in Canada, it's believed that for every new covert in your church that 10 people transfer from another. That is NOT church growth! I so agree.
So why is it that people are jumping from church to church (people come and people go and then they come back again) only to see that the stats tell us that the majority are NOT bringing non believers with them?
Is there a correlation between us going to church and being a part of a faith community and sharing our faith?
In Canada, are we just lazy Christians and we are expecting others to "win people" while the rest jump from church to church to "have their own needs met?"
Posted by SoulPastor at 10:44 AM