One of the reasons why Saddleback church has grown over the years is because we have maintained a harmonious atmosphere. When there is a church that is loving, it attracts people like a magnet. When a church really loves, really offers love to each other and those who are welcomed into it, you’d have to lock the doors to keep people out. Because Saddleback is a loving church, we continue to reach out and we continue to grow.
Growth is automatic. All living things grow and if a church is alive and living, it will grow naturally. The question, if a church isn’t growing, is, “What is keeping it from growing?” If you remove the barriers to growth in your ministry or in the church as a whole, it will automatically grow.
A simple reading of Romans 14 reveals six ways that we are to build each other up rather than tearing each other down.
1. The first commitment to make to grow a more harmonious church is committing ourselves to building each other up. What kind of difference would it make if all of your church’s staff and key leaders began to write one…Continue Reading