It is easier for us to be fooled by the assumption that because we have a large number of followers, we are really IMPACTING something better into their lives. The size of your followers does not necessarily mean you are making a meaningful impact in their lives.
It is really awkward for us to focus on numbers and not personal growth. Yes, numerical growth is a good thing but does it automatically mean we are really helping others achieve their potentials?
It came to my notice the first time I read the entire New Testament that, Jesus Christ never wanted to be that famous not to even talk about having a small number of disciples.
It is easy for us to measure ministerial success by the size of our congregation but if I may ask, when did the size of congregation began to determine our ministerial success. If it be so, then Christ failed in His earthly ministry.
We have abandoned our destinies for a quest of becoming famous. We have neglected those that we need to help most all because they seem to be irrelevant in a way to our of been famous.
But does it really matter if the size of my congregation is 12 souls? Does the small number of souls I shepherd NULLIFY the power of God from operating? Is God now only interested in helping and manifesting His glory in large congregations?
Are all our fingers equal? If not: why then do we all want to have massive souls in our churches? What if that 6 or 7 souls you have is all God intended for you to KEEP WATCH OVER? Does it change anything for us to have few souls following us?
I remember Jesus commanding us to make disciples. But trust me, today’s Christianity is all about numbers, mega buildings and divinations.
I can bet with my life that if we were to focus on IMPACTING our followers but not the numbers, Christianity would have done a great job at the GREAT COMMISSION because from my point of view, we have failed miserably.
10 PRACTICAL WAYS TO IMPACT YOUR FOLLOWERS
1. Challenge followers to find creative ways to do their routine works and job.
2. Ask followers to set achievable goals for their lives.
3. Help followers find their true self through counselling.
4. Ask followers to take on new and challenging projects.
5. Develop a learnable and always learning spirit into your followers.
6. Help followers plan their future through counselling and teachings.
7. Gently correct followers when they go astray and have enough patience to guide them back.
8. Always remember followers of their victories and never talk about their failures or short comings.
9. Be instrumental in their lives but never try to be the ultimate means to their progress in life.
10. Assure followers you are always willing to help them in every situation.
it’s time we focus on how to help those that God has given us to grow rather than just growing the numbers in our churches.
We are definitely on Earth to impact something unto the next person beside us. We are failures if we die without affecting someone else live positively.
Having a few followers but enlightened in the things of God is better than having the whole whole follow you without a grain of positive and constructive impact leading to transformation.
Thank you for reading.