Growing or Just Getting Bigger?

What constitutes a growing church? Is it the number of people in the pews? Is it the number of people who go forward for prayer? Is it the number who will go out on a cold winter (or hot summer) evening to attend a prayer meeting?

It’s so hard to tell at a glance whether a church is growing or simply getting bigger.

To me, a church is growing when the individuals inside that church are growing closer to God. They’re at a different place spiritually than they were a year ago. Of course, you have to actually become involved in a church in order to learn that.

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