No, I’m not being pessimistic, I’m being realistic. There are simply no absolutes in church growth. At least not for the numerical increase of an individual congregation.
Not every church that uses church growth principles grows as a result of them. If that’s the case, some may wonder, why try at all? Here’s why.
Because, while using the right principles doesn’t guarantee growth, not using them will guarantee that we won’t grow. Or be healthy. Or have a positive impact for the kingdom of God.