19,571 people w/over 400 baptisms during 41 services at 14 [___] churches across 4 states because of 1 resurrection. It’s All About Jesus
4 days of our 35 EasterServices:Jesus saved 4,454 people brought by members!43,028 attended. Baptized 27
31 accepted Jesus Christ as Savior this weekend at our 2 services. Praise God!
these are real tweets from easter. impressive numbers. really. there’s nothing wrong with lots of people coming to christ (in fact, the early church in acts 2 makes these numbers seem small).
yet something disturbs me about this.
i fear that many christians view conversions and baptisms like another notch on our spiritual bedpost. rather than engaging in relationship and open conversation with Others and being comfortable with granting them time and space to allow the holy spirit of God to work in their lives, it seems to me there is a pressure to ‘get them on our side‘ as quickly as possible. once we ‘convert’ them, we slap each other on the back for a job well done. less of them. more of us.
and we go about our mission to ‘expand the kingdom.’
it’s not about how many scalps we have.
it’s not about growth – God’s score card is different than ours.
so what do you think he’s measuring?