Editorial

Kennedy Sunkutu

Every pastor, church leader or concerned member of a local church, would like to see their church grow in quantity and quality. Quantitative growth is encouraging to both the leaders and the members as a whole, because it shows an effective ministry is going on. This, in fact, is the pattern in the book of Acts. Therefore, every church should not be content with anything short of noticeable church growth. When we look at most of our Reformed Baptist Churches, can we see the same pattern? For most of our churches, the desire for growth continues to be top on the prayer lists. This, perhaps, is as a result of the fact that in the last few years, we have witnessed very little numerical growth. The common trend appears to be a decrease in numbers, or at best a constant membership.