Orginally published on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 6:01 AM
by Todd Rhoades
Chris Elrod shares a quote at his blog from Bill Hybels about what the end-game should be for believers. Bill says, ""The goal (of the church), is to slowly make believers independent. We (as a church and pastors) should focus our attention on introducing people to Christ, and then helping them grow to a certain point. After that--they should..."
“...feed themselves and focus on helping the church introduce more people to Christ.”
Chris follows up with this question: If a pastor looks out from his pulpit to a congregation of thousands...and only half of them can feed themselves spiritually and lead others...is the church truly a success?
What do you think? Do you agree with Hybels quote; and if so, what qualifies as a success going by this definition?
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