Dallas Willard on Church Growth

February 23, 2009 by

In a post last week we tried to generate some thinking and discussion on church growth. Ryan Guard offered this nugget from Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy:

“We may not soon have bigger crowds around us–and in fact they may for a while even get smaller–but we will soon have bigger Christians for sure. This is what I call ‘Church growth for those who hate it.’ And bigger crowds are sure to follow, for the simple reason that human beings desperately need what we bring to them, the word and reality of The Kingdom Among Us.”

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One Response to “Dallas Willard on Church Growth”

  • Travis
    February 24, 2009

    The Divine Conspiracy is a very good book. I definitely think he’s on to something. Right now our current crisis will open up a lot of chances to share the Good News of the Gospel.

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