In these days, we see a lot of books and prominent church leaders give their personal ideas or vision in how God prospered there church and teach it to you as a general rule for church growth. The problem with this is if you are not connected with that Pastor, you have another DNA (vision, mission, ETC) so what work for them may not work for you. God gave every pastor an every of influence and it is their job to seek God to find His purpose for their church. The good news is that there is a general format that DOES work for everyone to grow, but the method or the formula is not found in how to grow a church; it’s EXPANDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD! Amen. We are not here to growing our empire, but it’s to expand the kingdom of God! The life and teaching of Jesus give us the model as well as the growth or expansion of earthly kingdoms. Points to Consider
1.) Only God can make it grow.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:6 (New International Version)
6I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. We must first understand that if God is not building, no human effort will bring lasting growth. Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
2.) Jesus came to establish the Kingdom of God.
Mark 1:15 "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" Luke 4:43 But he said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent." Luke 11:20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you. Luke 9:11 But the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. Luke 17:21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."
3.) How an Earthly Kingdom Grows.
There are a couple of steps that a kingdom...