The essence of the article is to offer a fresh look at Church Growth to the Church of the Nazarene. Perhaps the Church of the Nazarene is one of many denominations that struggle with plateaued and declining churches. It seems to this writer that we have failed to ask difficult questions about what we are doing and why we do those things. If we are part of the Body of Christ, then we ought to be flourishing. Instead the converse is often more true. The Church Growth movement may have brought out some people hoping to sell their latest and greatest program that would “guarantee” growth in the local church. However, the very core of the movement is to raise disciples who disciple others. An honest assessment at where we are today could be extremely vital to the future of denominations like the Church of the Nazarene.
Boady, D. H. (2014). The Church of the Nazarene and Church Growth: Better Together?. Great Commission Research Journal, 6(1), 139-148. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/gcrj/vol6/iss1/9