This week I hope to get some more time to blog about something that has been on my mind for a while now. It seems there are cycles of church growth where you hit what are called “barriers”. These barriers are not just unique to churches, but I would say to all organizations.
Perhaps you could look at it like the natural growing pains that you experience as a kid. (Remember those painful times when all your joints hurt and you could eat a cow everyday?) There are times when you sprout up quickly and then times when you stay where you are. But when it is time for your bones to stretch out again – it hurts. It’s hard on the body!
The same can be true for a church. When you find yourself up against a growth barrier it doesn’t mean something is wrong with you. It is often just part of the course of growth. It is what we do when we find our organization at that point that can make or break you.
This week I’m going to share what few insights I have found and the many things I am learning right now for our church.
Is your organization stuck? Are you personally stuck in a rut spiritually? Perhaps you need to make some real changes!