From Seth Godin (bolding mine):
It’s not always one or the other, but sometimes the trade-off is unavoidable. It’s clear that more is not always compatible with our other goals.
Like most choices, this one usually works better if you make it on purpose.
The allure to become big is difficult to avoid for a sports minister in his/her ministry. Don’t think though that bigger is necessarily better.
If you want your ministry to be big, ask yourself ‘why’? I think if most people in ministry were honest with themselves, they would say they want bigger ministries to look successful.
I challenge you though, desire something more than looking “successful.” Desire spiritual transformation. Desire impacting your community. Have lofty goals.
And if you do want to grow, make sure it’s with right motives, with a good strategy, and with a proper structure planned.