Historic, traditional denominations like the Christian Methodist Episcopal church feel distressed and confused by patterns of decline in membership and influence. We desperately leap from growth strategy to growth strategy. The solutions though have already been provided, long ago, in the story of a phenomenally fast growing collective of churches, a fellowship that went from 120 members to over 3,120 in just 10 days. And that was all sustained growth.
Their strategies are preserved for us in the book of Acts. This message unpacks and applies the principles and practices that made the Jerusalem church flourish. But you’re not going to like everything they did.
This message was originally delivered for the District Conference of the Birmingham congregations of the CME Church. The title of the sermon is: GROWING PAINS & GROWING POWER.
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