The following verse is my favorite verse about church growth. The picture on the top of my blog is also based on this verse. I think that even though this verse talks about one person that it is a great model for how the church is to act and to grow.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take, or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers!
I really love the picture that this verse paints for a Christian and a church to be like a strong tree. This verse also lays out specific ways to grow strong and have deep roots. It is a very visual verse and I believe can be applied to an individual’s way of life as well as that of a church.
Do you agree?
Do you have a favorite verse about church growth?