Church Growth, focus on Quality rather than Quantity.
Church growth (both in the number of individuals in a church and in the number of churches) can best occur under the following conditions. It is Quality that matters most. If the churches do not exhibit the qualities the Lord commands of His churches, why should we expect them to grow? Focus on growth in these qualities. It is then that we might find that God will add in quantity to His Church.
1) When the churches are at rest (i.e. peace).
2) When the churches are being edified (i.e. built up in the things of Lord, including His doctrine and ways).
3) When the churches walk in the fear of the Lord (by keeping the commandments of Jesus Christ, as churches and individually).
4) When the churches walk in the comfort of the Holy Ghost (by the true Gospel of God’s Grace in Jesus Christ).
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judæa and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.