Category Archives: My View

What Makes A Church Grow?

What makes a church grow?  There have been all kinds of studies on this.  You can take college courses on this topic.  My simply idea is that people come to church to get two basic questions answered: What is the purpose of this life, and what will happen to me when I die.  I believe that religions exist fundamentally in order to attempt to answer those two questions.

Those two questions can be manifested in many different forms, but they all come down to the same two basic questions.  Someone might wonder, where did I come from. That really is just an attempt to gain insight into the why am I hear, and what will happen to me when I die. The logic is, if I can figure out where I came from, or how I got here, then I might gain some insight on why I’m here and what happens when I die.

I believe that all people ask themselves those two questions at some point in their lives.  Some people don’t spend a lot of time on them, but other’s spend all of their life looking for the answers in some form or fashion.

Anyway, people get involved in religion in hopes of answering these two questions.  If a church is providing good answers to these two questions, then people will come and stay.

I am convinced that Jesus Christ answers these two questions better than any other religion.  If a church is doing a good job of explaining how Jesus is THE answer to these two questions, people will come.