Stating the Intention

Nothing changes itself without intending to do so.  Otherwise, it is changed by outside events.  More likely, it doesn't change even though it should.  It just gets obsolete and dies.    

Churches and congregations too.  Without making a statement of intention, a church or congregation will not change.  Stating that it intends to grow is not the same thing.  What does it intend to change in order to grow is the question that must be answered.

Here is a statement of intention that many congregations should make:


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