It seems very clear—from the Scriptural record, as well as the realities each of us face in daily ministry—that there exists the need to develop a conscious philosophy of how worship relates to the whole arena of church growth. To that end then, let me make some suggestions, not so much in offering something brand new, but by giving some broad stroke observations and principles.
Spadlin, B. (1996). A Philosophy of Worship and Church Growth. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 7(1), 55-71. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/jascg/vol7/iss1/5