This really, REALLY made me think today.
I'm glad when God kicks me out of my comfort zone.
But it ain't comfortable....
I will never be satisfied with a church filled only with people who know Christ. God longs for the “lost to be found.” But for years I found the greatest joy in more people coming to church.
Today, I’m redefining success to not just more people, but different people.
A few years ago, our church was experiencing record crowds of people. But we also had many people who’d been with us for years falling into major sins.
We seemed to be effective at getting people into Church, but were we truly getting people into Christ?
I’ve been set free from being totally driven by attendance. Instead I’m asking God to take those we have into a deeper place of intimacy and knowledge of Christ. I’d rather have fewer and totally committed believers than a large number of lazy, apathetic, carnally minded and unproductive cultural Christians. - Craig Groeschel
What do you think? What makes a church "successful"?