Pastor Rick Warren: The Keys to Church Growth
Reflecting upon a recent trip to London where he saw how many churches were empty, and in some cases were being sold off to pubs and clubs; Pastor Rick Warren has developed an eight point lesson from the book of Acts, chapter 1 and 2, which he believes is the key to a church remaining vibrant and exciting.
He says: "So what does it take for a church to remain vibrant, exciting-and alive? It takes the blessing of God. Whenever God blesses a church, it grows, lives are changed and miracles happen. Churches that God blesses bless people, bless families and bless communities.
That's what the early church had. God's blessing was all over that church. If we want to have the blessing of God on our churches, we need to do what the early church did in Acts 1-2."
1. Pray for God's Power (Acts 1:3-4,14)
2. Use everyone's language (Acts 2:5-8)
3.Employ every member's talents (Acts 2:1-18,21)
4.Be devoted to God's Word (Acts 2:14-40,42)
5.Love each other deeply (Acts 2:42)
6.Worship with joy (Acts 2:46-47)
7. Be willing to sacrifice (Acts 2:44-45)
8.Reach our communities for Christ (Acts 2:40-41)
You can read the full transcript of Pastor Rick Warren's lesson by following the link below.