The Apostle Paul was the greatest church planter ever! He was also the greatest church strengthener ever. The Epistles, written to the churches he planted, were given to strengthen the church. He would encourage them where they were excelling for the gospel, and he would correct them where they were falling short. He would even make sure to physically visit the churches in each city, and if he couldn’t visit them, he would send someone to visit in his place. Paul did this because he wanted the church to be strong and reproducing. He knew that the churches, left to themselves, would struggle to maintain the kind of gospel health needed to reach their cities for Christ.
Statistics suggest that 85% of all churches in America today are either plateaued or declining. We at Converge MidAmerica find this statistic unacceptable. Instead, we want to see that percentage flipped. What if 85% of the churches in Converge MidAmerica were growing and reproducing?
The only way we are going to help see that goal met is to come alongside our churches by providing resources like:
In Encounter: A 21- Day Fresh Encounter with the Holy Spirit, Gary Rohrmayer desires to help us work out in our minds and hearts what it means to have “fellowship with the Holy Spirit.”