Usually, a choice for church health is also a choice for church growth. But not always. Sometimes it’s one or the other. Especially in a smaller church.
Here are some ways that might occur:
- A small church pastor has the money to buy a church growth book or a spiritual growth book, but not both. Which one gets their hard-earned cash?
- A bivocational pastor has the time to attend only one conference this year. Do they go to the church growth conference or the prayer retreat?
- A downtown church has the chance to rent a larger space, but the new location is too far away for the homeless population they’ve been serving to attend. Do they stay or do they go?