They’re not mistaken at all.
It’s time to stop treating small churches, the pastors who lead them and the people who worship God in them as inadequate, as failures, as problems to be fixed or as obstacles to be overcome. (If you sense a little anger or frustration in this, it comes mostly from my own history of underestimating the value of my church and my ministry in it, merely because it’s small.)
The world is filled with small churches. This is not because of human weakness, lack of prayer, poor methodology or limited vision.
Put simply, small churches are not a problem. They are an essential element in a divine strategy. A strategy God has been utilizing for the last 2,000 years. A strategy I didn’t see until very recently.
What is that strategy? You can get a glimpse of it in my next post, The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Strategic Placement.
I’m not a fan of hyperbole or grand promises, but this is a paradigm shifter. At the end of this series, you’ll never look at small churches, their pastors or their members in quite the same way again.
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