Every ministry, church and Christian organization must prepare and plan to grow or it might as well prepare and plan to die because if they are not growing they are dying. Some then will ask, is growing the same as winning?
No, growing isn’t necessarily winning. For Christians, we are called to faithfulness not success, not to winning, and so in that faith context, growing isn’t necessarily the same as winning. However, in the context of the life and health of an organization, growing is winning. Expanding is success. Reaching more, doing more, is the chief goal. Whether you agree with that or not you might agree with me that dying is the same as losing.
In the end, I believe the age old sports wisdom that a good offense is the best defense and it’s truly the best way to win games.
Take Away: In the context of the life and health of an organization, growing is winning.