Research on Spiritual Maturity and its Importance

Research Conducted between 2002 and 2007:

We recently rested these statistics with no significant variation….so the same as today, no real improvements in the church today…

· Sixty-percent (60%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said that more than 60% of their congregational members do not have an accurate view of biblical truths.

· Sixty-percent (60%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said that more than 60% of their congregational members do not have an accurate view of their personal spiritual growth. They believe they are growing, but put little to no effort into their growth. Thus, their feelings are in contradiction to fact as perceived by the pastors.

· Fifty-six percent (56%) of the church leaders and pastors surveyed said that more than 60% of their congregational members consider themselves as conservative Christians but do not practice that in how they talk, behave, or vote in elections.

How sad it is when Christians go un-discipled because they do not think it is necessary or important or relevant—to miss the fact that Christ Himself tells us that the chief role and duty of a church is to train and disciple its people so they can know and grow in Christ and thus be an impact in the world. When we do not do this, we end up useless, as leftover crumbs under the feast table of the kingdom. Perhaps some milk has been drunk, but no meat, no impact, no worthiness of contact of our life in Him to our situation and opportunities, so we miss out on the marvels of being used in His kingdom (Matt. 28:11-20; 2 Cor. 5:20; Heb. 4:11).

Research from 1996- 2007, R. J. Krejcir, Ph.D., Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development www.churchleadership.org

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  2. This is true. They are like sheep without a guide. The wolves come and devour them completely and they end up back in the world. Even worse, most don’t come back, ever. A church here in San Angelo, Tx. receives drug-addicts and alcoholics from the street into his church houses, men , women and children. They live there but go through 14 bible lessons given by those who already took the lesson. When the are done they get a diploma stating they passed all 14 lessons. They are now ready to disciple new comers. They give them the same lessons they took. They LEARN how to disciple their own. Once they have the diploma they can take the advanced lessons taught only by the pastor. That motivates them to finish the 14 lessons. It’s a great strategy I believe. The name of the church is called Victory Outreach.

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