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    Denomination & Faith Movement Discussions - Thread: church growth

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      I still remember a friend who went to a huge church. He was always running around giving lifts to the minister and his family. Needless to say when he needed a ride the silence was deafening. When he was sick for three weeks it seemed nobody at the church even noticed.

      I can't help think that any church so large an individual can be virtually anonymous probably isn't much of a church.
      Yes, I think it is more up to the individual who and how they will get involved in the life of the church. But, also the larger church has more opportunitie to serve and do things and get connected to other members

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      Yes, I think it is more up to the individual who and how they will get involved in the life of the church. But, also the larger church has more opportunitie to serve and do things and get connected to other members
      The individual certainly has to make a decision to get actively involved, but I think a church that is so large that an active member can disappear for a couple of weeks and their absence go completely unnoticed has lost the plot somewhere.
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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