Too many good pastors of good churches have been living in guilt, frustration and self-condemnation because their church isn’t getting bigger. After all, they’ve been told that a healthy church will always grow and inevitably become a big church.
That’s just not true. There’s an entirely separate list of skills, assets and exterior circumstances needed for the kind of consistent church growth that leads to bigness. And, while it’s great when the list of elements needed for a healthy church combines with the list needed for a big church, they rarely do.
So, if you’re pastoring or attending a healthy church, possibly even a great church, but it’s not becoming the big church you were told was virtually inevitable, that’s OK. You’re not failing. You’re normal.