He’ll experience opportunities for spiritual growth by meeting with his pastor that could never have happened for him in a classroom or small group.
Yes Pastor, You Matter
If you’re a small church pastor who’s struggling with the fact that you don’t have the small groups or classes you’ve been told you should have, I understand your frustration. Our church has had more failures than successes in launching small groups.
But then I have an encounter like I had on Sunday, and I’m reminded of what my church has, not what we don’t have.
Besides, your church may not need a small group ministry. I know that goes against every church growth principle you’ve ever heard, but in some cases it’s true. If you want get some idea of how to determine this for your church, check out my post, 4 Signs Your Church May Not Need Small Groups.
Let’s not forget that the disadvantages of a small church are regularly outweighed by the privilege we have of discipling people on a more personal level.
You’re their pastor. That matters. Let’s make it count.
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