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Focusing Church Growth & Not necessarily on Kingdom Growth

The typical Nigerian Christian can relate to this piece.

Church growth _ kingdom growthKnow ye not that Church growth is not the same as Kingdom growth?

For there is no joy in heaven for a Baptist that became Methodist;

nor a Redeemer that became Catholic;

Only for a sinner who became a Saint.

Yes, the above (paraphased) was said by the minister in my church on Sunday.

It got me thinking about the big picture.

How we are excited when we talk about how our church has grown rapidly to 1,000 members whereas further analysis shows that 95% of that number moved from a different church. Am I saying moving churches is bad? No.

But  Christians must look at a bigger picture  … Are we really growing the Kingdom of God?

To be continued…