What Can I Do to Grow the Church?

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied. Acts 9:31

Let us ask ourselves these four questions:

– Do I regularly and dutifully seek the Lord’s True Presence in Word and Sacrament, gathering around His Holy Table in the fellowship of believers?

– Do I have the Lord’s peace in my daily life?

– Do I walk in the fear of the Lord?

– Do I seek and receive the comfort of the Holy Spirit?

We can not grow the church by human means, creative marketing plans and smarter business plans but by building discipleship one soul at a time and converting hearts to Jesus Christ through the grace and the Charisms of the Holy Spirit.

Until our souls crave for the nurture of God’s Word both spoken (Holy Scriptures) and incarnate in Holy Communion (God’s Word made flesh) inviting the Lord into our lives, the church cannot grow by any other means.

Lovingly, Fr. Shnork

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Fr. Shnork Souin

Priest of the Armenian Orthodox Church

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