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How Big Is Your Congregation

A friend wants me to post this question. How big is the congregation you attend? And how many people did your church see receive salvation last year?

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four of a kind beats a full house in poker and churches
---buttons on 1/16/07


MiMA

I attended pastors confrence and lunch I got stuck with 6 psators who only cared about budget and size of congerations I was asked about budget. budget 0 and congeration size 5.plus the people I prayed with going to the fellowship in skid row in LA.
I asked them a question Would you cancel a bible study if only 1 person showed up? all said yes. I then said, if one person showed up then that was the person that GOD wanted you to reach, so you canceled GOD right? they all were speechless.
---willow on 1/16/07


About 70 on the roll, 25 regularly attending and, to my knowledge, ONE saved recently. Very sad totals but very good news for the ONE.
---m.p.a. on 1/15/07


the church I attend has around 50 people. I couldn't guess how many were saved last year. Some are still attending, others are...I don't know, they left after that night. I've seen demons cast out, people baptized by the Holy Ghost, it was/is awesome.
---Rebecca_D on 1/15/07


**Our foundation Scripture is Acts 20:32.**

Why that verse as opposed to Acts 2:11, John 3:16, 2 King 18:27, or any number of others?

Sounds a bit arbitrary to me.
---Jack on 1/13/07




Mine has approximately 1,800 families. But my church is the only Catholic church around for miles. We're in the process of building a new church.
---augusta on 1/13/07


Why does this matter? I belong to a church that has millions of members, all over the globe, but the local church where I go is smallish, with room for maybe 150-200 people. As far as receiving salvation, who can see into the heart of the person next to you? I cannot tell just by the sounds he makes with his mouth if he has received God's salvation or not. Nor can anyhone else
---Rick_D on 1/13/07


Part 2

Watching people march down the aisle to the strains of "There's Room at the Cross for You" or some such is not a measure of a person's salvation. What fruits do they bear (and they may not be showing them off to you, and no one here on earth--
---Rick_D on 1/13/07


#3

is called to be a fruit inspector. That is God's job, not mine. Be careful for yourself and your own salvation.
---Rick_D on 1/13/07


Around 50. We are a small northern town in Canada. For the last 20 years we have been in the low cost housing area. We are open 7 days a week to minister to the needy. They are very transient so we don't hang onto them for long. We are very evangelistic and salvations are a regular day to day happening.
---john on 1/13/07




(1.)"I dont quite understand what the size of the congregation has to do with someone getting saved." ---I agree, some large churches have very few [saved] people there(not all though), and then you have some "house" churches "tent services", and "small-medium quaint" churches where[Most] are saved and full of the Holy Ghost. The important part is...
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/13/07


(2.)...if the Holy Spirit is there or not, if He has the liberty( 2 Corinthians 3:17) to move or not(and not forever being quenched/resisted). Some people are more into a show then getting the Pure gospel message of Christ out , Many churches don't have the [gift of discernment] in operation and that is an extreme loss. The Holy Spirit must be "in control" of the services at ALL TIMES. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/13/07


#1 We have been pastoring our meeting for 21 months. When we came we had 6 faithful ones who attended regularly. Now we average about 25-30. When we came we didn't have any children in our meeting, now we have 4-6. We have had one child receive Christ as Savior and baptized in water. We have many in our meeting that have been hurt or rejected by other Christians or churches. Our foundation Scripture is Acts 20:32.
---Debbie on 1/13/07


#2 The first thing we do for anyone who comes into our meeting is love them and then we encourage them to grow in the Lord by getting in the Word of God. A child of God should never remain a babe or even a child, they should be enabled to grow into the full stature or fulness of Christ.
---Debbie on 1/13/07


Our church directory shows 170 family entries. That could be a single person, like me, or a family of six.

We do not keep track of the salvation decisions. We did have quite a few baptisms in 2006.
---Madison1101 on 1/13/07


when I pastored the Angles inn pastorate on Skid rowin Los Angeles. we had 3 members but most of the hotel would listen .what a blessing that time was.
---willow on 1/12/07


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Success is doing what God has called you to do.
It doesn't matter if you have only 100 people in your church. It you are where God has called you to be, be content and happy with it.

Always remember the little man on the way up, because you might need him on your way down.

If God's grace did not lead you where you are at, then the Grace of God cannot keep you there.
---Rachel on 1/12/07


Comparing congregation to congregation, your ministry is a Hummer and their ministry is an old hoopty. Whether you are one of the top ten or the bottom ten, it's faithfulness to God that counts.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Not, well done, you already received your reward, it was the praise of men.
You were a legend in your own mind.
---Rachel on 1/12/07


Man rises out of the dust, and reaches great heights in God.
What was the key to all your success? A large congregation or was it the touch of God on your life to answer the call.
That's success.
---Rachel on 1/12/07


Most churches track the attendance for Sunday worship and Christian education participation.

Churches can't track the number of people receiving salvation per say; only secondary evidence such as the number new members and the number of baptisms performed in a given period of time.
---notlaw99 on 1/12/07


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We have 60 active folk at our church. No one made a profession of faith in Christ in 2006
---Jerry on 1/12/07


My congregation is small to medium. I dont recall anyone receiving Christ at my church. A few people joined. I do recall that but not received Jesus as their Saviour. I dont quite understand what the size of the congregation has to do with someone getting saved. Be blessed in the Lord.
---marilyn_diggs on 1/12/07


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