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Growth by Accident, Death by Planning

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It is a familiar experience. A congregation that had been growing in numbers and spiritual vitality reaches a plateau and then begins to decline. Most of the time, the plateau occurs long before the church arrives at the optimum number of members it hoped to attract. What has happened here? Why does growth slow down, stop, and then decline? The real question to ask, says ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Abingdon Press (first published May 2004)
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Overall a good read. Great reminder of how fragile ministry can be and how easily we can lose site of what's important and what makes a ministry, or ministries, grow.
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Helpful reminder that we can do little to create growth but we can do a bunch to harm it.
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