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Church Growth Series

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Church Growth 11 – Why Churches Die (4)

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CHURCH GROWTH (XI) Why Churches Die (4) Lukewarmness/Unfaithfulness Mike Johnson  There are a number of factors which may exist in a congregation which pertains to the spirituality of its members.  Over time, these factors will cause the congregation to die.  For example, a congregation may die because it does not receive sound preaching and teaching.  […]

Church Growth 10 – Why Churches Die (3)

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CHURCH GROWTH (X) Why Churches Die (3) A Failure to Evangelize Mike Johnson There are a number of external factors which can contribute to a congregation’s demise.  Such factors as the location of the building, the wicked times in which we are living, an inability to attract Christians who move into the area, and a […]

Church Growth 09 – Why Churches Die (2)

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CHURCH GROWTH (IX) Why Churches Die (2) Not Having Needed Leadership Mike Johnson There are a number of  external factors which can contribute to a congregation’s demise.  Such factors as the location of the building, the wicked times in which we are living, an inability to attract Christians who move into the area, and a […]

Church Growth 08 – Why Churches Die (1)

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CHURCH GROWTH (VIII) Why Churches Die (1) Lack of Proper Teaching Mike Johnson There are a number of external factors which can contribute to a congregation’s demise.  Such factors as the location of a building, the “wicked times in which we are living,” an inability to attract Christians who move into the area, and a […]

Church Growth 07 – Factors in Church Growth (4)

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CHURCH GROWTH (VII) Factors in Church Growth (4) Young People Mike Johnson There are many congregations today which have very few young people.  When a congregation starts to dwindle, often it is left with very few children.  Some young people grow up, get married, and move to another area.  Others remain in the area but […]

Church Growth 06 – Factors in Church Growth (3)

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CHURCH GROWTH (VI) Factors in Church Growth (3) Christians Who Move into the Area Mike Johnson A church may grow for various reasons.  Some churches grow because they are located in a city or in an area where many people are moving to.  Some of these people may be members of the Lord’s church, so […]

Church Growth 05 – Factors in Church Growth (2)

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CHURCH GROWTH (V) Factors in Church Growth (2) “The Times We Are Living In” Mike Johnson There are a number of factors which can affect church growth.  Sometimes, the lack of growth in a congregation is explained by the “times we are living in.”  The moral and religious climate of today can have a negative […]

Church Growth 04 – Factors in Church Growth (1)

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CHURCH GROWTH (IV) Factors in Church Growth (1) Location of the Building Mike Johnson When a church does not grow, or even declines in its membership, questions are often raised as to why this occurred.  Why do some churches grow while others decline in numbers?  A number of factors can come into play. One factor […]

Church Growth 03 -Improper Methods of Growth

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CHURCH GROWTH (III) Improper Methods of Growth Mike Johnson For some congregations, numerical growth is the most important issue.  They will do almost anything to obtain new members or to retain those whom they already have.  They take great pride in the size of their congregation, showing little concern about whether their methods of growth […]

Church Growth 02 -Concepts of Growth

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CHURCH GROWTH (II) Concepts of Growth Mike Johnson There are actually two ways a church can grow.  Generally, when people speak of the growth of a church, they are talking about numerical growth.  The reason for this is that numerical growth can be easily observed, and this type of growth is usually looked upon as […]

Church Growth 01 -Introduction-

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CHURCH GROWTH (I) Introduction to Church Growth Mike Johnson What can we do to make our congregation grow?  Brethren often ask this question. It is very important for a church to grow.  First, to even continue to exist, a church must grow.  A church not growing over a period of time is a dying church.  […]