FaithSoaring Churches transform by ignoring the size of the congregation. Why? Because too often transformation is associated with numerical growth. In fact, it is obsessed with it.
Much more important than the size of a congregation, and whether it is growing numerically, is its focus on fulfilling or living into God’s vision for it as a congregation. Numerical growth is often a side benefit, but it should not be the focus.
When congregations are obsessed with numerical growth they are talking about transactional change rather than transformational change. They are obsessed with their own vision rather than God’s.