4 Factors in Phenomenal Church Growth: Part II

Posted: September 19, 2009 in Uncategorized


Nothing against northerners (I was born in New York), but if you sound like you are from Boston, don’t expect to have success in Nashville.  If you are from Mobile, Alabama you probably have no business in New York City.

I don’t think it has anything to do with competency it has to do with culture.  Just like George Bush Sr. realized when he went to Australia and flashed a “peace sign” the wrong way and flicked off tons of people.

You may love the Subway, prefer walking places, and don’t mind paying $3000 a month to rent a house, but it doesn’t take you across the cultural divide between a Yankee and Southerner.

Finally, personality is extremely important.  I know pastors that were successful because there was nobody like them in town.  Their town needed a little irreverence and they provided it.  People were looking for something different, that wasn’t stuffy and canned.  Consequently, their personality was an attraction.  In other towns, that are used to reverence, respect, and a specific way of doing things, that kind of stuff would get you in trouble.


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