church growth is sexy

When I pastored a local congregation I was well aware of the fact that most often the visitors were disaffected members from other churches. We created our own disaffected members as well that went elsewhere.┬áIt's an elaborate exchange program. Or, in keeping with the analogy, swapping program. A real swinging time!Once a whole bunch of people left our church and started their own. Others left and populated other churches. One church got so many of our members that they actually asked if … [Read more...]