How to Deal With Rapid Growth

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Kevin Harney, Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California reflects on his experience in pastoral leadership to share practical ways for leaders to address rapid growth in their ministries.


Which of Kevin's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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If you are facing rapid growth today, resist the temptation to begin hiring staff for every need. Instead, consider your congregation and seek to utilize the gifts God has brought to you in the people He has placed in your care. Create opportunities that invite people into serving the church, which will create a deeper sense of spiritual community among all the individuals involved.


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