Monday, November 13, 2006

Here We "Grow" Again

I don't think it's any coincidence that two of my favorite bloggers recently posted about church growth. One talks about their values that facilitated growth and the other shares seven principles on how to handle growth.

Perry Noble on facilitating growth (you can read the entire post here):
  • We talk about Jesus - a LOT!!
  • Speaking of the Bible - we teach straight from scripture
  • We are creative
  • We care about reaching kids
Mark Batterson on "Seven Leadership Principles" (you can read the entire post here):
  • The bigger we get, the more grounded we have to stay
  • The bigger we get, the more above reproach we need to be
  • The bigger we get, the harder it is to maintain unity
  • The bigger we get, the more complicated things get
  • The bigger we get, the more we have to guard our hearts
  • The bigger we get, the better stewards we need to be
  • The bigger we get, the more we have to remind ourselves of why we're doing what we're doing and who we're doing it for
BOTH are extremely valuable reminders. BOTH are incredibly applicable to Meadow Heights Church as we experience God's blessings during our own "growing season."

2 comments:

Jo said...

Nice post.

Stephen said...

I will be coming back on Tuesday morning. BSU is doing a christmas service sometime before finals and I'll be playing saxophone with their choir, we will also be having a violin player. They were like "Oh, you can be our Kenny G"