Somewhere years ago I picked up the following outline. I have always enjoyed it and thought you men of God might like to look it over. I really do not know where I got it!

Laws of Church Growth
Matthew 16:18
Matthew 28:19-20

I. Laws Concerning the Pastor

  • Law of Possibility – God can do it, Mark 9:23
  • Law of Personality – Through you as in Moses, Gideon, and Joshua
  • Law of Place – here as in Elijah – there

II. Laws Concerning the People

  • Law of Compassion – outgoing, Learn to Love, Acts 20:35, Galatians 6:2, John 13:34-35, Romans 15:1, James 1:27
  • Law of Cheerfulness – Overflowing, Learn to Rejoice, Philippians 4:4
  • Law of Commitment or Consecration- Overcoming Law, Will to do the will of God, Romans 12:1, Philippians 2:12, Philippians 3:8

III. Laws Concerning our Process

  • Law of Destination, Measurable Goals, Soul Winning Goals, Luke 19:10, Romans 8:29, Colossians 1:28
  • Law of Decision, We will begin to work now, Romans 13:11-14, II Corinthians 6:2
  • Law of Distribution or Division, Ephesians 4:16, Widespread participation

IV. Laws of Priority

  • Law of Foundation – Authority of Bible John 17:17, Acts 17:11, Hebrews 4:12
  • Law of Force – Holy Spirit Acts 4:31, Romans 8:11, Acts 1:8
  • Law of Focus – Church God’s Chosen Channel, Acts 20:28, I Corinthians 12:12-31, Ephesians 4:16

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