Friday, August 09, 2013


Wive's Tales

Ed Stetzer links to Brian Orme and "10 Old Wives' Tales About Church Growth":
If You're Not Growing, Something's Wrong
That's an economic principal, not a church one. Not to mention the fact that even in economics, growth has to be managed, and managed well.
The More You Grow, the Healthier You Are
Is cancer healthy? "Nuff said."
Contemporary Music Will Save Your Church
If such externalities are what you re relying upon, then your church is simply sick. I think everybody knows about lipstick on a pig - right?
Church Growth Can Be Manufactured
Oh really? So the Holy Spirit does what we tell Him to do? I had no idea.
If Your Church Grows, Your Leader Is "Anointed"
Pseudo-Pentecostal nonsense.
If Your Church Doesn't Grow, It's a Problem with the Leader
No, it's a problem with the church, but it is the leaders job to heal the church, so there's a bit of a circle here. If its the congregation blaming the pastor then I'd say it's blame shifting.
Good Preaching Is the Answer to Growing Your Church
See music comments above.
You Will Retain a Large Percentage of Your Visitors on Special Days
This one never works, and it has been persistent throughout the modern protestant age, it's not just an evangelical issue.
The More Programs You Offer, the More Your Church Will Grow
Yes, we all shop at Wal-Mart because of the variety! I don;t think so. In factpepople of reasonable means rarely shop at Wal-Mart because they offer so much junk. Why do you think companies often ditch the acquisitions and concentrate on their core?
If You Build It, They Will Come
Of course, everybody in the Obama voting, homsexual embracing world is looking for a church home.

OK, I just needed a snark day.


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