Willy Nilly wrote: Did Jesus tell his followers to establish fast-growing churches, as if there is to be a competition? Wouldn't it be better to rate a church as to its faithfulness to the Lord? And who would know that but the Lord? So why bother doing studies about what things make churches different? Didn't Jesus tell a parable about the sheep and the goats, that giving a cup of water to a needy person would be the same as giving it to Jesus? When did we see you needy, in prison, hungry or thirsty? Don't you think those should be the work of the church today?
8000 saved in a short amount of time would be a pretty fast growing church, would you?