Monthly Archives: December 2017

Feasting in the Famine


Holistic and healthy growth is the key to any successful organization, especially the church. The church is described as an organism, specifically named the body of Christ. In illustration of the church Paul said “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:16). Biologically and based on bodily composition, the human frame and scheme is not about replication but continued development. The hands are not seeking to grow a third hand, their purpose is to develop and act in their highest capacity. Although it can happen as a collective, the first form of growth that should be present within any church congregation is individual spiritual maturity and development. Regardless of surrounding formations of numerical growth, or a lack thereof, internal growth/development should be in constant motion. Read the rest of this entry