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Acts 2

A theologian at a well known seminary was teaching a class on church growth. Recognizing his responsibility to the budding young pastors in his charge, he decided to write to several dozen pastors of the fastest growing churches in the country. He asked them to provide him with some suggestions and examples of what they were doing, so he could pick out the best ideas and pass them along in the class. There were many great suggestions, but the best came as a surprise. The pastor had simply photocopied ACTS Chapter 2 and sent it in.

Brad Henson, Lead Pastor Four Rivers Church, Paducah, KY.
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Church Growth

Johnny’s mother looked out the window and noticed him “playing church” with their cat. The cat was sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water. She called out, “Johnny, stop that! The cat’s afraid of water!” Johnny looked up at her and said, “He should have thought about that before he joined my church.”