While it’s important, even noble to pursue church growth, it is unwise, even cruel to assume that congregations who aren’t seeing significant numerical growth are broken, backwards and problematic.
The more extra-biblical traditions your church requires, the more vulnerable you are. The fewer extra-biblical traditions your church requires, the less vulnerable you are.
You can choose in favor of hands-on pastoral care. If you do so, that will almost certainly mean leading a smaller congregation. But that is not a lesser choice.
In last week’s How-To Video, I took a step-by-step look at where I go to find and download high-quality photos online that are completely free and legal to use. But what do you do with that photo after you find it? That’s what this video shows you.