Although there are many exceptions, in general, those churches that teach the biblical text, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, are growing. Those which do not teach the text are declining.
I am sure there are other factors influencing church growth and health–and there is a great deal of variety along the continuum between the two extremes, but this factor has come up many times before and seems to have merit.
- What is your experience of the relationship between biblical teaching and numerical growth?
- Where does spiritual growth come in?