Here is the kind of church growth we don't want:
Growth because...Lots of people coming and joining into membership with only a few of them connecting, embracing a shared purpose (if there is one) or being discipled.
Here is the kind of church growth we do want:
Growth because...The people you have (Jesus started with 12) are connecting, embracing a shared purpose, and being discipled and it influences many people who are unchurched or dechurched to join in and do the same (Jesus now has 2 Billion)!!