07DELTRDVD-5A & 5B - Dario Parish - DELIVERANCE AND CHURCH GROWTH - DONATION $10.00 - This is not just another message on deliverance but one that successfully incorporates the ministry of deliverance with church growth. Most pastors have experienced the opposite when they introduce the deliverance ministry into their local congregation - people leave! What a novel idea to think that God meant for the church to grow using deliverance as a resource and tool for that. This is a must hear message for Pastors! Dario defines success as a combination of things. 1) Leadership. 2) A message. 3) A vision. 4) Location. 5) Timing. 6) God's favor. Each person has to achieve the measure of success God has for them. You have to grow to maintain and grow abundantly to survive. Church growth is more of attitude than effort. Concerning what we do with our resources - for different results - we need an enlarged vision and must be willing to change. God takes us from uncomfortable to uncomfortable to uncomfortable. Concerning problems in the deliverance ministry Dario addresses 1) The devil will try to isolate you, pretend to illuminate you, and with the body will place seeds of destruction in us. 2) The enemy will cause you to loose focus on what God is doing. He will get you to engage in small battles while real issues are neglected. 3) The Pastor must keep focused on the overall picture and keep the troops in movement to achieve the vision. A church is either growing or it's stagnant. 4) Attitude - don't just do the minimum. Start multiplying yourself - create an atmosphere for growth. 5) Sometimes we are too radical. Sometimes talking about demons only turns people off so they won't believe. It is our job to connect with them - not to turn them off. 6) Pride of what we are and what we can do - the problem is not the message but delivery of the message. 7) Beware not to become religious about deliverance. There is a battle for the reality of the Gospel. The Holy Spirit has control. Growth starts with Evangelism. There has to be balance between and in the people in the church and those coming in.