Right at the beginning of my first appoint as a pastor to a local church my co-pastor and I met with the person who would be our mentor during our time there. He was probably the most mission focused pastor I’ve ever met before or since. So, I expected he would lead off with some words of wisdom about how to get our churches out and doing good things in the world.
Instead, during our earliest conversations, he stressed the needs to have good worship. “You can’t grow a church without good worship.” He’d say. To which I would now add Good worship won’t necessarily grow your church.