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Does Christianity Need to Change or Die, or Will it Die if It Changes?

Nobody who’s around The Crossing for long will confuse it with a perfect church. But over the last 16+ years, we’ve seen it grow from a couple of dozen people to regularly having over three thousand adults worship on a Sunday morning. And while that’s very encouraging, it also sparks a few important questions.

Why does a church grow? And what will help it continue to grow?

Ultimately, the answer to both questions is the sheer grace of God, and it’s exceedingly important to remember that fact. But I think it’s fair to say that God normally uses various ways to deliver that grace, and recent research offers some insight into at least one of them. And that particular way, it turns out, runs counter to what many observers might think.