Our bodies are producing thousands of new cells every second. If our bodies stop producing new cells, we cease to exist. The cell production has to keep up with the amount of cells that are dying and becoming waste. Christ calls the church His body. I believe the body of Christ is just like our human body in that we must continue to add new people, or we cease to exist. Over 3,000 churches will close their doors this year because they didn't keep growing. If you want to help your church continue to exist and even thrive, try doing some of these things.
- Pray that your church would be open and friendly to those who visit. Churches can turn into a “holy huddle” that is very unwelcoming.
- Invite your family, friends and neighbors to church. Most people are waiting for someone to invite them to church.
- Ask God to send you people you can invite. If you ask God to set up a few divine appointments, He will put some people in your path that you can invite to church.
- If you have been in church very long, most of your friends are probably already a part of your church. Make sure you maintain contact with people who don’t attend church by being involved in activities outside the church.