How can I help my church grow?

A growing church is the natural result of following God’s church growth principles. Whether you are a pastor, lay leader or church member, prayerfully implementing these Biblical principles will update the DNA of your church. The result? A growing fellowship of believers who are in love with Jesus and actively serving their community.

God’s Growth DNA

The Bible and Spirit of Prophecy outline five key principles that fuel church growth: 

  1. REFLECT: Review the record of God’s church growth movements in the past so we can learn how to grow successfully today.  
  2. EMPOWER: Pass along the torch of leadership from person to person and generation to generation.
  3. NURTURE: Help believers become true followers of the Lord through prayer, Bible study, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  4. EVANGELIZE: Preach the Word of God in the community through public sowing and reaping events.
  5. WITNESS: Equip each member to share their faith by building meaningful, eternal friendships.

Church Growth Principles that Really Work

Your church’s journey of renewal starts here!

How well do you–and your church–live by God’s RENEW principles? Take the Church Growth Assessment to find out and begin your church’s journey of renewal.

In “recognition of their co-operation with His purpose, [God] was renewing His covenant that His Spirit should remain among them.”

Prophets & Kings, p. 575, 576