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5 Reasons Charismatic Churches Are Growing (and Attractional Churches Are Past Peak)

Preaching leads people to say, “That’s right. I need to change.” Teaching can lead people to say, “He’s right. That’s a good point.”

I default toward teaching so this is a challenge for me.


The church is still one of the few organizations that exists for the sake of its non-members.

Doubt that? Well, aren’t you glad someone didn’t decide the church was done before you were introduced to the love of Jesus.

For sure you need to care for the people you have, but never to the exclusion of the people you’re called to reach.

Churches that over-focus on the needs of insiders will eventually only have insiders. And when that happens, you missed the mission.

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It’s designed to help your church break through the growth barrier you’re stuck at, whether that barrier is 50, 100, 200, 300 or even 700.

Even mega-churches are using Breaking 200 to help 200-1,000 attendance campuses grow past their growth barriers.

The course is designed to help churches that are reaching some new families but not really seeing an increase in overall attendance change that, so they engage the people they reach and move their mission forward.

Almost always, there are eight invisible barriers that are holding churches back. I cover each of them in the course.

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What are you seeing in terms of churches that are reaching people and those that aren’t?

Play nice in the comments. I want this blog to be a place for thoughtful people to interact.

This is a place for learning, and if you’re a student, not a critic, I’d love to hear from you.

This article originally appeared here.

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Speaker and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church, one of the largest and most influential churches in Canada. With over 6 million downloads, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast features today's top leaders and cultural influencers. His most recent book is “Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences.” Carey and his wife, Toni, reside near Barrie, Ontario and have two children.