I was asked by a comment to explain how I view Church Growth taking a hold in the
Please tell me.
When all else fails the usual defense is the out of context statement from Paul of becoming all things to all men. What I see Paul talking about is preaching of Law and Gospel not changing our practice and methods.
What is church growth? Is it about sharing the salvation found in Jesus “Go ye therefore and teach all nations” "Repent and be baptized" and their numbers grew. This is the theology of the cross.
We preach Christ crucified. (but what is being preached ..how to be happy) Stay at some
It is the theology of Church Growth that has taken hold in the
But the cry for several years has been it is all adiaphora. It is like the time of the Judges when everyone did what he saw fit. It used to be that at DMLC the young lads and lassies had to take piano for several years. Now I think they must pass electric guitar in front of a panel of professors.
The youth service has been all the rage for a time in the
So has Church Growth methods taken root in the WELS??