"The goal (of the church), is to slowly make believers
independent. We (as a church and pastors) should focus our attention on introducing
people to Christ, and then helping them grow to a certain point. After
that–they should feed themselves and focus on helping the church
introduce more people to Christ."
If the measurement of a truly discipled Christian is that they can spiritually feed themselves and others…which I agree with Bill Hybels on…then my question is:
If a pastor looks out from his pulpit to a congregation of thousands…and only half of them can feed themselves spiritually and lead others…is the church truly a success?
At Compass Point the ball has begun to roll, momentum is gaining speed and numeric growth is inevitable. However, the question above is one that plagues me all of the time…