Congregations seeking to transform typically want to grow. This is a reasonable thought. However, to truly transform it may be necessary to acknowledge that growth is not the goal. Being transformed, being FaithSoaring in response to God’s vision for the congregation is the goal. Numerical growth may be a happy consequence of a sincere transformation effort.
When congregations are faithful to the gospel, actualize effective strategies, and are innovative in their methodology, then if their community context or affinity group of people they are targeting is a size that can allow for growth, they often experience numerical growth as a result.