Saturday, July 14, 2018
8 Ways to Stop Biggering and Start Bettering the Church
Remember the Once-ler? From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss? He was a fairly normal guy who wanted to build a big business at the expense of the environment, so he kept “biggering and biggering” until all the trees were gone, the wildlife had vacated the landscape, and his business crashed.
The little children’s book seems to leave us with the impression that biggering is bad. But I’m not convinced that should be the big lesson.
The story is told of Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, that he once sat quietly through a board meeting listening to his executives brainstorm about how to get bigger. He suddenly interrupted the chatter with a declaration: “If we get better, we won’t have to worry about getting bigger.” Talk about an Aha! moment!
We can make the church grow, or we can watch the church grow, and the difference boils down to bettering instead of biggering. Read More
Image: Saddleback Church
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 7:13 AM