These two people are beneficial at other times as well, but when you’re facing a crisis in the church, they are absolutely necessary.
Rich and his team donated a small amount to 10 different churches to find best practices in the automated responses to online giving. The results were quite remarkable. There are so many beneficial takeaways for churches from this post.
This is not to say that all big Sunday school classes are hurting their church, but classes like the ones mentioned here might be. The big point to consider that Ken mentions is that large classes often do not have multiplication in their DNA. All the research we’ve seen indicates that your groups will grow through multiplication than through addition.
Seasoned pastors can fall into a false sense of security in their Spiritual lives. Chuck reminds us that no matter our age or experience, the enemy is still crouching at the door.
The fifth reason David gives is the one on which this entire post hinges.
As Stephen writes, “He must increase. I must decrease.”