No Perfect Churches
Churches and Church Growth are Complex
- Jesus’ life and teachings
- An indefinable ‘product’
- Spiritual needs
- Emotional issues
- Financial burdens
- Societal changes
- God’s will
Church Growth has Guidelines, but No Guarantees
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