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  • A Healthy, Growing Church

    Contributed by Dr. Kenneth Rhodes, Jr on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 3,266 views

    A sermon that looks at the essentials of a healthy, Biblical, growing church.

    Acts 2:42-47 (NET Bible) 42 They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Reverential awe came on everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and held ...read more

  • Barriers To Planting And Growing Churches

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,479 views

    Barriers to planting and Growing Churches in cross-cultural communities with 38 case studies

    BARRIERS AND BRIDGES FOR PLANTING AND GROWING CHURCHES Barriers 1. Tribal, Religious, Ethnic Prejudices 2. Other Political, Religious, or Ancestral Allegiances 3. Differences in world view a. (Experiences, Realities, and Nature of God and His creation. b. Truth (Its nature, origin, and ...read more

  • " Must" For The Growing Church

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,491 views

    If we are to see our churches growing like the early church, we must be like the Jerusalem church. Certain characteristics should be present in our churches today before growth takes place.

    The whole process of growth is caused by God. A farmer plows his field, sows the seed and fertilizes and cultivates the plant--all the while knowing that, in the final analysis, he is utterly dependent on forces outside himself. He knows he cannot cause the seed to germinate nor can he produce the ...read more

  • Formula For A Growing Church

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 23, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,398 views

    A sermon on church growth.

    FORMULA FOR A GROWING CHURCH 2 Peter 3:18 INTRO: God wants our church to be a strong church. She can be a church that will do great things for God, but only if we, as her members, do the same things. She is what we make her. If she is to be that church God wants her to ...read more

  • Ready, Set, Grow!

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,162 views

    Marks of a growing church

    Ready, Set, Grow! Acts 2:41-47 Woodlawn Baptist Church September 12, 2004 (This message was taken from Dr. Paul Powell’s book "The Nuts & Bolts of Church Growth" and personalized to fit our congregation) Introduction Today I want to take a quick break from our series in Esther and ...read more

  • 42 Leads To 47

    Contributed by Tim Zukas on Apr 17, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,477 views

    A healthy church will be a growing church

    During Superbowl XXXVII, FedEx ran a commercial that spoofed the movie Castaway. You probably remember the movie. Tom Hanks plays a FedEx worker whose company plane went down, stranding him on a desert island for years. The Hanks character was assigned the task of looking after a particular ...read more

  • Ten Tips For Planting And Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 19, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 8,686 views

    Ten Tips for Planting and Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16 Paul’s principles and practices of planting and growing new fellowships

    Ten Tips for Planting and Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16 Illustration:We can thank God for the great work He is doing through the church planting movement of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist convention. Recently, it was reported that 1,751 churches were started in North ...read more

  • State Of The Church

    Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,805 views

    This message looks at the four pillars of a growing Church; evangelism, outreach, worship, and fellowship.

    State of the Church Dear friends, It has been one year since we gathered for worship in the Auditorium of the Warren local high school on a cool Sunday morning. That Sunday morning just a year ago, many in this community prophesied doom for the new church starting in the High School. I ...read more

  • How To Utilize Christ's Principles Of Missions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 26, 2001
    based on 177 ratings
     | 3,754 views

    Guidelines for a growing church that knows how to put mission back in the great commission

    How To Utilize Christ’s Principles for Missions Quote: The greatest sin that most Christians make is the sin of omission. Here are some time tested guidelines for helping us avoiding the sin of omitting the great commission in our service to the Lord Jesus. Illustration:It is easy to ...read more

  • A War, A Warning, A Plan, & A Promise

    Contributed by Dan Cale on May 18, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 880 views

    This sermon deals initmately with the spriritual warfare that affects the growing church.

    A War, A Warning, A Plan, & A Promise Ephesians 6:10-20 Fallujah, Najaf, Baghdad, Ticrit, - these names that a year or more ago you probably would not have recognized now are blazoned on our memories. Each day we hear these names as bombs explode, grenades are thrown, and men and women are ...read more

  • Our Purpose - Daring To Care Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 316 ratings
     | 29,153 views

    When you look closely at the history of the first church there in Jerusalem, you see an exciting & growing church. And as they grew, they became more & more concerned about helping those in need. (Powerpoints available - #133)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoints used with this message are available free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request PP #133.) A. During the past 2 weeks we’ve been looking at the purpose of the church & found that as a church ...read more

  • Twelve Prayer Guide Points For Growth

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 2, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,761 views

    Jesus understood that prayer provides the power to enable us to help plant and grow churches as well as individuals and families in grace and knowledge of the Lord. In Luke 10 the Lord gives us guidelines for expanding His kingdom and righteousness in pra

    Twelve Prayer Guide Points for Growth (Luke 10:1-12) Jesus understood that prayer provides the power to enable us to help plant and grow churches as well as individuals and families in grace and knowledge of the Lord. In Luke 10 the Lord gives us guidelines for expanding His kingdom and ...read more

  • That My House May Be Full

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 2, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 11,832 views

    It is not a pride thing to have a full house, a packed out church (It’s a God thing- A full house is his idea.

    “A FULL HOUSE” Lu. 14:16 –24 Many have disqualified themselves from their place of priveledge and blessings. By unconcern. Indifference. (self interests.) They began to excuse themselves. Excuse (to beg off) i.e. depreicate, decline, shun: refuse, ...read more

  • Biblical Description Of A Healthy And Effective Local Church Ministry Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,062 views

    (Part 1) I would like to describe a healthy and an effective local church as an equipped, mission-oriented and growing local church.

    BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION OF A HEALTHY AND EFFECTIVE LOCAL CHURCH MINISTRY (Part 1) I would like to describe a healthy and an effective local church as an equipped, mission-oriented and growing local church. I would like to explain these three key words: “equipped”, “mission-oriented” and “growing” ...read more

  • How To Double Attendance And Grow The Church

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 14,217 views

    Discussion: How to grow a church.

    HOW TO DOUBLE ATTENDANCE AND GROW THE CHURCH By Jerry Falwell A. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: EIGHT BASIC ASSUMPTIONS Before I begin to discuss how to grow a church, there are certain assumptions that we must agree on. These assumptions are based on the Word of God and come from the nature of God. ...read more