Success in ministry is about being faithful to God. Look at this verse from the Bible. “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” Revelation 2:10
In our Western culture, success is usually around the bottom line. That’s all about profits and growing numbers. I am one for progressing in growth, but have learned not to be measured by it. What’s most important is God’s assessment of me, not the standards of the world. God simply wants us to be faithful. In my experience, this is often accompanied by a better bottom line and a growing enterprise.
More important that being a mega church? Serving God and His people individually with care, respect and encouragement.
Our culture is success oriented. God’s Kingdom is too, only very different terms.