on church plantingdiscipleship

May 21, 2010

Return of Investment

The ROI of doing church can’t be compared to the ROI measurements we use in business. Before entering ministry, I was able to work on our family business. My role was to see sales were up, do something about it and have a good return of investment. So for that to happen, I go out everyday – talk to our existing customers and try to look for new customers to purchase our products.

Once the deal is closed – we see the return of our investment. The joy of doing business.

but in church and discipleship the ROI works differently. It is not that quick, sometimes not measurable. Counting the numbers or looking at our weekly service attendance is not a good measurement of discipleship.

So what do we do?

We just plant the seeds and scatter the seeds and watch how God makes it grow. Then we repeat the cycle over and over again.

1Cor. 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.

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