TM has a great new post on the common myths people believe when it comes to a growing church. Good stuff for all of us to consider. Here’s 2 of the 5 as a preview:

Myth #1: You have to be in a big community to have a big church. NewSpring had almost 7,800 people in attendance this weekend. The church is located in a town of 25,000 people. There are only 175,000 in the entire county. They’re reaching about 1 out of every 22 people that live in their county. That’s a staggering percentage.

Myth #2: You have to water down God’s Word to reach a lot of people. Perry doesn’t water down anything. He’s probably the most “in your face” communicator I’ve ever heard. In the message I heard on Sunday, Perry hit tough issues like sex before marriage, cohabitation and pornography. And, on the flip side, he taught about sanctification. In all of this, he was jumping all over Scriptures to back up every point of his message. Perry doesn’t back away from the Truth.