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NEWLY REVISED and UPDATED with more material than before. This is an update of Building the Church When You Already Have the Building. The emphasis is more on knowing how to get your congregation to know what A church is and what THE church is. The goal of this revision is to get people IN the church to go OUT of the church and do what they are suppose to do and reach their community.
"How can I get my church to grow?" That's a question I've had pastors ask me over the years. They quickly reword the comment saying "we want the church to grow...in love...in caring...in...etc etc" But you know in the back of their mind Satan is making them feel inadequate if the church they are at isn't growing numerically. This is especially hard for any pastor who struggles with pride and/or depression. I've spoken with a few pastors who go through cycles. When the church seems to be growing they get prideful, as it slips and decreases they get depressed. What they often fail to see is its not about them. Any pastor can grow a congregation...only GOD can grow the church. With all the fads that come and go people are church hopping and shopping like crazy. They want the next best greatest thing...and when that gets old they move along. It all goes back to a pastor seeking God to build His Church...to have the people hunger for what they NEED not simply what they want in a church. This seminar outline goes beyond the building...in fact it goes OUTSIDE the building because that is really where the church belongs...INSIDE OUT. While there is nothing wrong with being fashionable and culturally relevant that cannot be only or mainly what church is all about. No need to apologize for what God has call the shepherd to do. We are spending too much time looking at the guady frame we've put around the portrait of Christ...its become distracting. Its about time we grew THE church to be living Christ-like lives in the world...compelling people to come into church to learn more. It is about time the congregation did its job, let the pastor do his. Let him shepherd the sheep...and let the sheep multiply the herd. That is what this seminar/series is all about. PowerPoint format available upon request.
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