“Growth”Categories: Minister's Corner
“from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16
There are things that we must continue to do and maintain in order for the church to grow in the city of Fulshear. The beauty in the body of Christ is that God uses everyone in a slightly different way to help the church develop a healthy, mature, and strong body for growth.
In his book, THE PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH, Rick Warren says “… since the church is a living organism, it is natural for it to grow if it is healthy … If a church is not growing it is dying ...” We definitely have a desire to be healthy, vibrant, active, and growing in Fulshear.
The old saying, “If you fail to plan….you plan to fail” is extremely important for a healthy church. People are drawn to a purpose, mission, and vision. We get excited about being a part of a church that is making a difference and that has a clear mission.
We need to be proud of where we attend and worship and express our excitement openly to others! Providing an environment that is comfortable, encouraging, exciting, and Biblical is vital to our growth. When we are excited it permeates throughout the congregation and spills over into the community. Who wants to attend a church that no one is excited about?
There are not many things more awkward than for a visitor to be ignored. We need everyone on board with being a blessing and encouraging our visitors when they come, We need “the swarm!” present and actively doing their job ...“swarming!” If you don’t know what the “SWARM” or “SWARMING“ is then just ask Jyusef and he will explain!!
If we don’t enjoy the ride then we will become disgruntled and do harm to the growth of the body. Whether you are a senior member, youth group member, or somewhere in between, we must enjoy what we are doing! Spending time with God is what fuels us, serving Him is what satisfies us, and obeying Him is what saves us. Someone once said, “Don’t get so caught up in the ministry of the Lord that we forget the Lord of the Ministry.” He is the reason for everything we do and we must always remember Him in all that we say and do.
God is depending on you and me to do our part so that we can grow together!