Monday, October 31, 2005


I'm not real big on the phrase "church growth." I used to like it more, before it was hijacked by the "bigger is better" mega-crowd. In the United States church growth has been sadly reduced to counting “nickels and noses.” But outside of the United States, church growth still means more than numbers.

Sunday Adelaja is a young, visionary Nigerian-born pastor who ministers in Eastern Europe. His church has a membership of over 20,000 people and they have planted over 300 churches in the former Soviet Union. He spoke recently of the “10 Dimensions of Church Growth” - beyond the numbers.

The 10 Dimension of Growth are growth of...

1. Christ's Kingdom
2. Christ-likeness
3. Influence
4. Finances
5. Material things (tools)
6. Vision
7. Transformation
8. Leadership
9. Good works
10. International Influence

If our vision is to "get a bunch of people to come to my church" then we have a pretty small vision. Our vision should be to "transform the spiritual landscape." We want the world to look back years from now and say, "Our community is not the same since this Christ the King group showed up."

CTK Vision Statement

Our vision is to see a prevailing, multi-location church emerge that will transform the spiritual landscape. This church will convene in hundreds of small groups, with Worship Centers strategically located in every community.

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