“Church Growth Principles & Practices

Dr. Jeff Fugate 

Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina

July 12, 2018

Here is some great advice about the work of the Pastor from Dr Jeff Fugate Pastor of the Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.

If Jesus said that He would “build” the church, then you and I should have the same mind-set of doing the work given to us so Christ may build His church in our town or city. Growth is the outcome, the result, the purpose of our work as a pastor or leader of our particular ministry. Many pastors make the mistake of assuming that their job is merely feeding the sheep. We cannot feed sheep we don’t have. The purpose is to grow the flock and then care for them. It amazes me that pastors don’t see the need of building a flock. We are not here simply to feed a flock someone sends us. Pastor, it is your responsibility to lead in building your church.


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