Church Growth: Growing your Local Church & Making Influence in your Community

Have you ever felt that you have done all you can to make your local church grow and still nothing seems to happen?  Have you exhausted all your resources and still hit brick walls?  Here is a Seminar/Workshop that will surely help you in your endeavor.

Outline of Seminar/Workshop

I. UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLICAL CHURCH

Many times we fail because we fail to understand.  In church growth, I have always believed that the #1 reason why a local church doesn’t grow is because it has forgotten its first love.  This topic will surely remind you of what Christ originally wants for His church.

A. Who is the church?

B. The founder of the New Testament church

The Man

The Vision

The Mission

C. The New Testament Church

How it started

Practices that works

How it grew

How it survived

II. UNDERSTANDING THE MODERN CHURCH

Every church minister or pastor should understand that he is planting an ancient church that has been founded thousands of years ago in a modern time.  How can history be relevant to the present?  This topic will help you comprehend.

A. The Secular Church

Definition

The enemy’s tactic

The future result

B. The Critical Church

Definition

The enemy’s tactic

The future result

C. The Goal: Bringing back the New Testament church in a modern context

III. UNDERSTANDING YOUR LOCAL CHURCH (Assessment)

This part will help you and your leaders assess your stand as a church.  In this part, you will be able to discuss and do workshops that will help you set directions for your church and your plan for growth.

A. What type of modern church are we?

B. How much of our local church is Biblical?

C. Making resolutions for my local church.

IV. SUPPLEMENTARY STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH

The following strategies are called supplementary simply because Christ has already made all strategies available in His Words.  The topics that will be discussed in this part are simply an additional info and will surely help your church grow.

A. Demographics

What is my identity in my community?

Who are my target class?

B. Growth Inside-Out

Creating a core group (Introducing the Core Wheel Principle)

The growth cycle

Making vision and mission

Communicating mission and vision to the members

C. Closing the backdoor

The psychology of church goers

Packaging your church

The 24-48hours Rule

The ultimate goal

V. SMALL GROUPS

Someone once told me that to grow big you have to go small.  I have personally seen, in my own ministries, how small groups have helped build mega churches.  This part will help you organize an effective small group for your local church.

A. Why small groups is effective

B. The evolution of a small group

C. How small groups work

VI. FINANCES

Churches doesn’t just grow numerically, they also must grow financially.  This part will give you and your leaders an idea on how you can set financial goals for your local church.

A. Plotting your budget

B. Financial planning for your church

C. Plotting future goals

D. Accountability

E. Fund raising

VII. MISCELLANEOUS

A. Advertising

B. Publicity (SEC, Yellow page)

C. Organizing Events

D. Marketplace Christianity

6 thoughts on “Church Growth: Growing your Local Church & Making Influence in your Community

    1. Sir, thanks for the above tips. I ‘ve just seen this today. Can you pls give me a full detail of these important tips, as God has just called me into HIS Vineyard. We have a church, which is now one year old. We need all your helps and assistance in this regard. Thanks and God Bless.

      1. Hello Pastor. Praise God for your desire to plant the church of our Lord. I would like to know more about you and the church you are planting. Can you go to the CONTACT page and send your contact number (s) so I can get in touch with you asap? or you can just place it her if it is ok with you to make it public. Thanks.

        Al

  1. Hello Pastor. Praise God for your desire to plant the church of our Lord. I would like to know more about you and the church you are planting. Can you go to the CONTACT page and send your contact number (s) so I can get in touch with you asap? or you can just place it her if it is ok with you to make it public. Thanks.

    Al

    1. Thanks be to God for vessel like. May God in His infinite mercy uphold you till the end in Jesus name. Amen.

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