At GenOn Ministries we're often asked if implementing LOGOS will help a church grow.
Grow relationally? Absolutely! Longtime members, newbies, folks of multiple generations will grow to know one another more deeply. As long as a congregation is intentional about implementing LOGOS well and providing enough time and opportunity to create and deepen relationships, the people will grow.
Grow spiritually? Yes! The LOGOS approach purposefully nurtures the mind, body and spirit as you meet regularly to learn and practice the Christian faith. As long as the congregation is intentional about implementing LOGOS well and providing enough time and opportunity to offer this balanced ministry, the people will grow.
Missional growth? Indeed! When all ages learn at LOGOS that "everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated that way" (the "one rule" of LOGOS), amazing things happen to the heart that stirs a desire to treat others (all others) with love and dignity. That usually results in the expression of love to reach out beyond the immediate circle of friends and family. As long as the congregation is intentional about implementing LOGOS well and providing enough time and opportunity to teach and express the "one rule," people will grow.
Grow numerically? Perhaps. This type of growth is more of a by-product of the other kinds of growth rather than a direct result of implementing LOGOS. When people are in deep and healthy relationships with one another, they become a contagious community that others want to be a part of and when people feel loved and accepted, they tend to invite others to be a part of that. With spiritual and missional growth should also come a desire to enlarge the Kingdom of God and draw others in--explicitly and implicitly.
So what do you think? Can LOGOS help a church grow?
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It definitely helps church members draw close to each other and grow in their faith together. Isn’t that the definition of a growing church?