Pastors and church staff in rapidly growing churches experience a unique set of challenges. How they deal with those challenges will shape future growth and church health.
Leaders of rapidly growing congregations pinpoint different factors built into the DNA of their churches that allow for such accelerated growth rates, according to Chris Willard, director of the Rapid Growth Leadership Communities at Leadership Network. “There is something different about the cultures of churches that grow rapidly,” Willard says. “They have put things in place that allow for this type of growth, and they are good at identifying what hampers rapid growth.”
Leadership Network’s concept paper, Diverse DNA , Varying Factors In Church Cultures Lead To Rapid Growth , published in 2010 by Andy Williams explores this important topic.
Here are some great quotes from the paper:
“There is something different about the cultures of churches that grow rapidly, They have put things in place that allow for this type of growth, and they are good at identifying what hampers rapid growth.”
“Preaching Grace And Telling The Truth” Fuels Growth For One Church.
“Each staff member needs to feel some of the same pressure that lead pastors experience for numerical growth, development and use of financial resources.”
“Honor The Past, Navigate The Future…And Be Patient.”