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Occurs When New People Join 15

From One Fellowship to Another

Mission Tent CrusadeTransfer church growth occurs through at least two sets of circumstances with the obvious one being the arrival of a new minister. He naturally brings such initial enthusiasm and charisma to the ministry that people from other churches are attracted there even out of curiosity. Perhaps these people were bored with their former churches, had a disagreement, or something else caused them to get itchy feet! During a new pastor's "honeymoon period" in a church, this kind of transfer church growth tends to happen, much to his or her satisfaction at the time. "See," he says to his bishop, "I've been here only three months and the congregation has increased by fifty percent already!" The bishop pats him on the back and counsels, "Let's wait and see, shall we?" When the dynamic minister leaves then so do many of his people.✞

Self Check Up

Consider your own church, is it a friendly group to be with? If the pastor moved, would the people move too?✞

"Transfer Church Growth"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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