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7 Unfair Criticisms or Generalizations of Large or Growing Churches

Here is my advice:
Be careful with generalizations. Look under the hood before you critique the engine. And never throw stones at what you don’t know.

In fairness, people cast false impressions toward the church that isn’t growing. And I certainly wouldn’t say that every church in decline or that has plateaued is “making disciples.” Some probably are. Some not as well.

People also make false impressions about small churches. Most of which are probably equally unfair. I have some good friends who are making huge Kingdom impacts in a smaller church. (I’d consider a well-written “7 misunderstandings of small church” guest post.)

Let’s be supporters of churches of all shapes and sizes. Let’s look for fruit, certainly consider the teachings, but take the entire ministry of the church into consideration before we offer generalizations—and certainly before we criticize someone with whom we are supposed to be on the same team.