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Why You Should (Definitely) Want Your Church to Grow

The title of this post alone will be sufficient to send some into a fit.

Why don’t I up the ante and say I want to see our church outgrow our current location again, launch new church plants, and start new campuses.

Uh-oh, I just sent somebody into overload.

“C’mon church growth isn’t important…you shouldn’t be all about the numbers!” Wrong.

Numbers represent people, and people are the reason God sent Jesus on His redemptive mission to our planet!

Why do I want to see our church grow?

Because it means that:

More people will turn their lives over to Jesus (as long as we’re not just stealing sheep from other churches, which I’m really not interested in). Depopulating Hell gets me excited! Not to mention giving people the hope, healing, meaning, and purpose found in Jesus!!

More people will grow in their faith (you cannot grow spiritually mature apart from a local body of believers).

More people will get on mission to make a dent in serving and reaching out to the people in our community with tangible expressions of the love of Christ.

More people means more opportunities for current church members to serve and step into expanded roles of leadership (thus continuing their discipleship).

You see, I just have these crazy beliefs…

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Bill LaMorey is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Fellowship in West Hartford, CT, which he planted in June of 2005. Prior to that he served as the Administrative Pastor at Calvary Fellowship in Miami Lakes, FL (Lead Pastor Bob Franquiz). Bill’s ministry career began in 2000 as a minister on staff at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (one of the 10 largest churches in the U.S.). Bill is married to a beautiful woman named Rebecca and together they have three beautiful daughters, Emily, Lily & Ava. He is also the founder of SharpChurches.com which exists to help churches sharpen their skills so they can be even more effective at the work God has called them to.