How did this make an impact?

  1. We couldn’t agree more about less. Control and more freedom to start
    And lead a new ministry. Praise God for the freedom you’re giving people to try and even fail as they begin to use their spiritual gifts and reach out in new ways. Cynthia and Evan

  2. To many churches want to “grow” in numbers so they water down their messages. These churches, in fact, have given control to other than God Himself. I really appreciate the emphasis on ministries meeting the church’s goals and culture. One other thing I would add to this is that any ministry should be monitored to insure that it does not compromise God’s Word, so it can grow. I have seen ministries start and the ministry leader began to try and grow the ministry by watering down the content so it will not drive away those who would stand against the “less popular” teachings of the Word of God. What they have done is to take the ham out of the sandwich but are still calling it a “ham sandwich.”

  3. Bonaventura Apicella February 21, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I enjoyed reading the inset of church growth versus church control and the success of Celebrate Recovery. Very encouraging, motivational and uplifting, straight to the point, with no hidden extras. Thank you for haring.
    Bonaventura Apicella

  4. So what you are saying is Growth… with control.

  5. Charles van den Hever February 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Spot on!!

  6. Enjoyed the article, “Questions for Self Evaluation” struck me as I’m the Pastor of a Volunteer ministry and would love to meet up with others in this role to go through those questions. I started to register for PDC this year but I didn’t see this area being addressed. I’m making every effort to be intentional this year about how I spend my time. Any advice or leading you can give would be helpful.