Several years ago, I became concerned about the lack of growth in the church I was pastoring so I took several days and visited the pastors of some of the leading churches in Texas. I wanted to know the secret to their success. Do you know what I discovered?
None of them had a sure-fire plan for church growth.
I found no trick plays.
I returned home with this conclusion: They were not doing anything unusual. They were doing the usual unusually well.
That’s the secret to success, not only in church growth but also in your personal growth. Always strive for excellence in all that you do. There are no short cuts to success. There are no trick plays to get you to the top. The secret is good performance. As the scriptures say, “Whatsoever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23).