In the drive to build a large church, elders can lose sight of what is most important – congregational discipleship. A large congregation might be spiritually mature, but it could also be that the tares outnumber the wheat in a given locale. The same dynamics are true of smaller churches as well. Let us encourage our pastors and elders to do the work of discipleship, and may we seek to be involved as well, according to our circumstances and abilities.
Question for Reflection
- What is most important growth in numbers or growth in spiritual maturity?
Table Talk Magazine, Tares Among the Wheat, February 11, 2016