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    Exponential Generosity Brings Exponential Growth

    Exponential Generosity Brings Exponential Growth

    Yesterday on THE SHOW, Greg Ligon had the opportunity to interview Chris Hodges, Pastor of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL.  Chris talked about the story of how his church has grown exponentially, and how leadership and generosity were key factors, not only in their growth, but in the way that they are able to share the gospel with thousands of people in the Birmingham area.  This is a must-watch!

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    1. Fred on Wed, May 05, 2010

      Not to be negative, but he mentioned being financially prepared. They started in one of the wealthiest area of a large city. It’s a little easier to be financially prepared when you have a parking lot with BMW’s than it is to have a parking lot with broke down Yugos.

    2. Audemars Piguet on Sat, May 08, 2010

      Right it�s a little easier to be financially prepared when you have a parking lot with BMW�s than it is to have a parking lot with broke down Yugos.

    3. Christopher Fontenot on Sun, May 09, 2010

      This guy is a leader in the biggest marketing scheme in Christianity today.  If you get a chance watch this first part of at least a two part video of how they are trying to plant churches in this country….it is shameful!

    4. Barbara on Tue, May 11, 2010

      Perhaps you should all visit Church of the Highlands.  I have been attending for two years and the thing that captured my heart is the heart that COTH has for the salvation of the lost.  Have you visited and counted the BMW’s?  You might be shocked.  Most of us drive regular cars.  But you make it sound like the BMW group is to easy to reach.  I was in a small group that had the poor and the rich and the love between all was apparent. By the way, the group was held in a lower middle class home.  People from what you call “the rich side” were in our group.  None of us cared. 

      COTH was in a school for years.  Don’t you know that being in a school just made the rich rush to church.  Yeah, bet they couldn’t wait to get there on a Sunday morning and sit in the school.

      But what really makes COTH stand out in our community is the outreach. We are going to the worst areas of Birmingham and doing project after project in the name of the love of Christ.  People’s lives are being changed.  Our summer groups ALL do a project of love in the community.  We find needs and meet them.  Come and watch as we go to the worst areas and some okay areas and show the love of God.

      Maybe you guys should go to the beamer side of town and see just how “easy” it is to build a church that reaches the inner city and the suburbs.  But stop criticizing a church that is reaching every socioeconomic group.  Stop criticizing a ministry that doesn’t just have converts, but also discipleship and ministry training.

      I am proud of what COTH is doing for God.  Thankful to be a part of it.

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