A Large Crowd Followed – Evangelism at #GC78

Draughting Theology

My friend Adam Trambley wrote a piece for the House of Deputy News website entitled, “A church ‘resolved to grow.'”  In his article, he argues that the 78th General Convention is all about church growth, and I am apt to believe him.  Though I would add that I think we are actually coming at it from the backside.  This General Convention might actually be about the Church wanting to stop shrinking rather than the Church actually wanting to grow, and until we repent of that scarcity thinking, we are doomed to shrink our way into oblivion.

As I re-read the Gospel lesson appointed for Sunday, having just finished Adam’s article, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the large crowd that followed Jesus.  This wasn’t a new crowd, a group of would-be followers had been running from one side of the Sea of Galilee to the other for…

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