Church leaders have asked me, “What is the secret to church growth?” And the first answer is that there is no one secret beyond the life-giving power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God, not gimmicks, grows the church.
However, with that said, there ARE some things that over the last 14 years I have seen God uniquely bless. One of those is the power of a spiritual growth campaign. When I say the word “campaign” Many people think of fundraisers, but a spiritual growth campaign is a faith-raiser!
So what is a spiritual growth campaign?
A spiritual growth campaign is a special season of focused synergy. Specifically it is a focused time when we are all hearing, reading, studying, discussing and applying the same spiritual truths at the same time. There are some pros and cons to spiritual growth campaigns.
- It has the power to SYNERGIZE our church family
- It has the power to ENERGIZE our personal faith
- It has the power to MOBILIZE us for the mission
- It also has the power to CRYSTALLIZE spiritual apathy
Christians that have been coasting in their faith and have grown resistant to growth often find that a special emphasis on taking spiritual steps hardens their hearts and sours their attitudes. That’s why the writer of Hebrews warns God’s people:
“Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts.” (Hebrews 4:7, NLT)
So, as we enter this special season of focused time studying God’s word and seeking God’s will, I pray that you will do whatever it takes to finish the race and receive the prize (Philippians 3:13-14).
Let me encourage you to:
- Attend every weekend
- Get in a small group
- Run the BASES (CLASS 101-401)
- and read the daily devotional
It just might change your life!
Let’s do this thing!