Acts 13:49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.
I think it is easy to think of the wrong goals for our ministry. We may think that we need to build big churches or congregations! We may think that we have to do the work of God but this verse makes it seem that their goal was to simply get the Word of God to everyone!
God will do the work. The Holy Spirit will convict. It is our responsibility to plant and water. He will give the increase.
If we preach the Word He will do the Work!