In the midst of a megachurch phenomenon, smaller churches are struggling to go above the 1,000 or even 65 mark of regular attendees.
Many churches deal with the same inevitable growth barriers that keep them from filling their pews and reaching more for Christ. They essentially find themselves stuck.
At those times, the wrong question to ask is “How do I get my church to grow?” says Nelson Searcy, lead pastor of The Journey Church in New York City, according to Outreach magazine.
“When you think growth is your responsibility, you will inevitably make bad decisions,” he says. “It’s about God’s power.”