Great time with my peer group yesterday.
We discussed an article on “how to break through growth barriers”
One of the main assumptions of the article was that God wants our churches to grow…and so what hinders them?
The key issue then is to discover what is hindering the health of your church, what issues does it have?
One of the key things I was taught as a Youth Pastor was to try and create a “positive group climate”, or a climate of love. Our peer group discussed how important it is for the Pastor to model a climate of acceptance, love and personability.
Bill Hybels said one thing, “a touch, a look, a word”. It is about being authentic, being concerned for the individual person. Thats what everyone wants isn’t it? To be acknowledged, recognised, wanted…..