Soon we will be publishing a new book: 6 Unbreakable Laws of Church Growth by Jerry Lawson and me.
So where did this book come from?
It came from years (decades really) of experience. Pastor Jerry Lawson says that when he started Daystar Church, “I was 28, good-looking, and even more arrogant than I am today.” (Yes, even he had to laugh when he wrote that down.)
But when Jerry started out, he had no idea that (what would become) Daystar would be a long-term home in his preaching career. A regional denominational leader told him it might be a “great place to gain some experience.”
And that denominational leader was right, albeit for different reasons.
What started out as a 60-year old church with sixty 60-year olds has since grown to more than 4,000 weekend worshipers across multiple campuses. And not in a thriving metropolis, mind you.
Daystar emanates from Cullman, Alabama, a city not known for its size or influence.
But in a city otherwise barely on the map, Daystar Church is wielding major influence.
And it all started with a major discovery…
That pastors might have the idea about what makes a church grow all wrong.
There really is an 80/20 Rule, it turns out, that applies to churches and to their scale within the community.
“Too many churches try to grow from the outside in,” says Jerry.
True growth, it turns out, happens from the inside out.
So what does that practically mean?
That churches need to focus more on developing volunteers who carry the vision of the church.
Serving as the basis for the upcoming book, the webinar 6 Unbreakable Laws of Church Growth webinar highlights some of Jerry’s and Daystar’s experiences. It also shares transferable action points that any church can take to grow… from the inside out.
It is available for a short time here.