A church that is growing and written up in a book called Comeback Churches is likely to be asked, “What’s the secret?”
Here’s how one church answered:
Its hard to point to our wisdom and virtue that built the church. We have walked through some doors simply because all the others ones were closed; we have made mistakes that turned out to be strokes of genius…
We do not hope people will copy our strategies. Just because one strategy works one place doesn’t mean it will work somewhere else. Our hope is not in the brilliantly-conceived plans of men.
Read the whole article for how they explain their church’s growth. It doesn’t answer every question, but it’s a refreshing change from seeing growth as a marketable and transferable principles coming soon in a book and conference near you.