These two quotes from Kingdom Principles for Church Growth by Gene Mims have really gotten me thinking. I am not much for “church growth” type books, but this idea that we are part of God’s plan to redeem the world and help it become more like it was originally created to be intrigues me.
Without a commitment to join God in His plan for world redemption, our efforts at church growth are little more than selfish efforts to build fortresses against the attacks of the world and Satan. (page 16)
The church is God’s agent of redemption in the world. It is the organism, the instrument God chose to carry His message o the world and to bring people to a saving knowledge of Christ. (page 17)