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FRONT PAGE  |  5/30/2016
SUNDAY, FEB 23, 2014  |  6 comments  |  1 commentary
Should churches be about the numbers?
It's a type of friendly fire often lobbed from one congregation at another: "That church is all about the numbers."

It's meant to insult a church that enjoys a healthy attendance or a congregation that has seen a recent influx in its membership rolls. For those of us involved in churches with stagnant membership rolls or declining numbers, it's easy to look across town at a thriving congregation and question its recent popularity. From there, it's just a quick hop into jealousy, an emotion that drives us to hurl accusations at our brothers and sisters in the faith. In so doing, we try to shake off the guilt we feel when our own congregation isn't growing.

The main accusation is that the church in question utilizes a nefarious method to attract others into its congregation. The excuses range from the misuse of theology to pandering to the wants of a particular demographic. It's the church du ...


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Jimmy J | Texas  Find all comments by Jimmy J
*[[Act 2:46-47]] And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
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Thomas the Doubter | Ohio  Find all comments by Thomas the Doubter
Liberty University can teach you how to get the best numbers if you pay them first.
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Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
7 is a nice number.
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Pam | Georgia, USA  Find all comments by Pam
What happened when David numbered his troops?
Should a depend on numbers (people) or, God?
Success in the world is based in numbers success in the Kingdom is based on OBEDIENCE!
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GSTexas  Find all comments by GSTexas
Well said Jim
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
¬°NO!

If numbers come by worldly methods then the growth is to the glory of Satan.

Numbers are only to the glory of God if his plan for salvation is pointed out, e.g., The Roman Road

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