Jan 21st, 2018
How should a church measure success? The conventional “scorecard” measures addition: How much is being added in terms of bodies (attendance), budget, and building? A more biblical scorecard would measure multiplication: How many disciples are we making who then go and make more disciples? How many churches are we planting that are then planting more churches? Each of us has a role in God’s plan for multiplication.
Genesis 1:22a (NLT) Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply…”
Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT) 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Acts 1:8 (NLT) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=676TpKq_6Ok