Episode 273: Convert Growth & Developing Self-Feeders

Church planting is becoming less evangelistically passionate year after year. But why?

In Episode 273 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss convert growth and developing a deep and abiding passion for evangelism in your church community. Here’s Kyle with today’s question:

At our church, our growth is primarily coming from convert growth. Compaing convert growth and transfer growth, is this something to keep in mind in a church plant? Should you be aiming for convert growth? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why church plants are getting larger with less converts. 
  • How to create self-feeders instead of consumers in the church. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I think that church planting is becoming less evangelistically passionate year after year.”–
  • “In recent years, church plants are getting larger with less converts, and that’s not the way it’s supposed to happen.”–
  • “Sometimes the system takes over the mission.”–
  • “My call of Jesus is not to move people into cooler churches. My call is to reach people with the good news of the gospel, disciple them, and congregationalize them into community.”–
  • “Is your call to continually reach the lost? If so, how are you developing self-feeders all the way throughout?”–@danielsangi

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