perception vs reality
I was in a consultation meeting with some pastors and church leaders of Golden City Alliance Church when the subject about perception came up.
I remember a challenge Pastor Steve gave us when he challenged us not to believe in the perception of the people about our church but to face the fact of where our church really stands.
Some pastors tend to believe in the press release of the neighboring churches about their church. But if you carefully study the trends and patterns, the stats of your church, you will see the reality of where you are.