Master list producer Thom Rainer provides seven reasons some church members don’t want their churches to grow. It’s important to know that people who love Jesus as Lord and Saviour and who want others to be saved can fall into these patterns. They need to be sensitively identified and addressed from the perspective of finding …

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Another quote from another of Willimon’s books, this time about pastoral care as produced by corporate worship. If the desire is primarily for therapeutic and didactic outcomes, and not God, this will not occur in the same way as when God and worship of Him is the focus of gathering. …the first and foremost purpose …

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