by Carey Nieuwhof: Leadership is a little like life. There’s a picture in your head of how things will go, and then there’s how they actually go.
The same is true when it comes to church growth.
While church growth has its share of critics, I’ve rarely met a church leader who didn’t want his or her to grow. And ultimately, growth matters because people matter and the mission matters.
That said, navigating growth is full of surprises; it’s always more complicated than you think it’s going to be.
The good news is that once you understand the unique dynamics of growth, you can handle the tensions of reaching more people far more effectively.
If you want super-practical help navigating growth barriers, my Breaking 200 Without Breaking You course provides key strategies and insights on how to tackle eight practical barriers (including a more nuanced and practical dive into everything I covered in this blog post) that keep churches from reaching more people.
Whether your church is 50, 150, 200 or even 500 people, the course designed to walk your entire leadership team or elder board through the key issues you face as you reach your community.
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