Another “Submergent Church” discussion…
I do believe in the Church, but some of us in the church still are worshiping the god of growth. Yes, reach people and you will grow! But, what kind of growth? A mushroom grows in a day. An oak tree takes decades.
You have chance to read the bio of your church on her website recently? It might surprise you how common it is to list a history based on buildings rather than the stories of the people who built them.
Which is better: Growth that lasts in the changed lives of people or growth that leaves our story written by the properties we’ve built and purchased and staff we’ve hired?