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Seven Common Ministries Identified for Successful Outreach and Church Growth By Mike Turner

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efore I reveal the seven common ministries we’ve identified in growing churches, let me explain what is needed to assure that a solid foundation exists for the seven ministries to succeed and produce positive church growth results. Before I reveal the seven common ministries we’ve identified in growing churches, let me explain what is needed to assure that a solid foundation exists for the seven ministries to succeed and produce positive church growth results. Have you ever heard anyone say, “I’m just burned out and tired of seeing no results?” Well, today these words seem to be way too common with those individuals involved in ministry and church work. Have you ever asked, “Why is it that only a handful of people in our church seem to be concerned and committed to fulfilling the Great Commission?” Church members may talk about the Great Commission and make themselves available to do other things within the church. However, they rarely ever get involved or regularly participate in organized prayer ministries, church The American Church Magazine®

outreach efforts, personal evangelism and witnessing, or just simply invite a lost person to attend church. Also there are churches that are growing in membership and attendance that should think about this statement passed along by Ed Stetzer with the Lifeway research team, “Focus on the WRONG numbers (growth instead of disciples) and your church can be in trouble and you’re still at peace.” I have prayed and asked God to give me wisdom and guidance for dealing with my frustration related to the majority of today’s churches. I see a lack of passion in so many churches for reaching their communities for Christ, touching the lives of the lost, and for growing God’s Church and his kingdom. However, after I spent many months in

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