The measure of any church is not the size of the crowd but the fertility of the soil. Like Jean said, “You start to see the yield differences because your ground is doing what it’s supposed to be doing.”
The sower can be lavish with the seed and the seed is certainly high-yield. The part we cannot control is the soil. I’m not particularly comfortable with that. But we sow indiscriminately where we’re sent, regardless of the soil around us. Jesus himself was not choosy. He flung his kingdom truths hither and yon, leaving the harvest to the soil and the Father.