Methodist Church

4 April 2015
Examines tactics aimed at increasing membership & religious zeal in U.S. & Korea.

Church growth, regardless of denomination, is an either-or proposition: either the Church continues to grow in fulfillment of Christ’s Great Commission to go into the world and make disciples, or it will wither and die and, according to the parable of the fig tree, the unproductive fruitwood will be pruned back and discarded as useless. The characterization of the church at Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-22 as being lukewarm and self-sufficient is also appropriate as a word picture which describes many individual congregations within Christianity; too many churches sit back and delight in their beautiful buildings and furnishings, in their weekly tithes and offerings, and yet they fail to realize that they are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked as were the Laodiceans.
Fortunately, an increasing number of churches today are…
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