One goal that many churches focus on is growth. Churches want to reach more people and reaching more people is an outcome of growth. Growing a church requires a vision, thought and strategy. Successful churches are those that follow a God-given vision and mission, define the steps to get there and implement their strategic plan.
The beauty of the body of Christ is that God uses everyone in a slightly different way and those unique qualities that each church possesses, is what God uses to create a beautiful tapestry of churches. Church growth is not about competing with the ministry down the street but more about developing the people God has planted in the local church to be used by God with their unique gifts.