A Lutheran pastor in Stockholm, Sweden is so concerned to produce church growth he’s placed a help-wanted ad in newspapers advertising for church attenders. The minister, Bjoern Frennesson, can’t offer a salary but he does offer church-goers “good communion,” along with free cab rides for anyone who doesn’t have a car. The church used to welcome 20 to 40 people, but now averages about 100.


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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.