If you want to help people grow as Christians, what you really want is for them to change… change they idols, their ideals, their dreams and desires. If you want to see more people saved – that is – to grow your flock numerically, what you really will see is change… new people means new relationships, new needs, new opportunities. Growth (in both senses of the word) means change. A change in character or culture or both!
Have you ever wondered if the reverse is true? Not every time, but most of the time? Does change open the door to growth?
It certainly seems true when Christians face unexpected “change”… suffering, persecution or trials… by God’s grace it leads to growth. Maybe its time to change something and open an opportunity for growth?