The Small Church's Biggest Need, Biggest Blessing, and Biggest Opportunity
There is a role for churches of all sizes. Big churches meet some needs, small churches meet other needs.

You don’t need to have a big church to do discipleship well. In fact, smaller churches have a great opportunity to disciple people using the greatest discipleship method ever used. It’s the method that was used by Jesus, the Apostle Paul and the early church.

Mentoring.

In a small church, people can be mentored, not just by a small group leader, but by their pastor.

In a small church, people can be mentored, not just by a small group leader, but by their pastor.

Direct access to the pastor is not necessary for great discipleship to take place. Big churches often do great discipleship in small groups and on ministry teams without the lead pastor ever being directly involved – and that’s great! But for many people, being pastored by their pastor is a special and very helpful part of their spiritual growth.

People are not wrong to want to be pastored by their pastor. And pastors aren’t wrong to answer that calling by engaging in hands-on, relational discipleship.

Now, if that gets in the way of church growth, then we’ve got a problem, but it isn’t necessarily the hindrance to growth we’ve been led to believe it is.

We Need All Sizes Of Churches

There is a role for churches of all styles and sizes in the kingdom of God.

Big churches meet some needs, small churches meet other needs.

If you serve at a big church, the blessings and opportunities are often more obvious. If you serve in a small church, the blessings may be less obvious, but they are just as real.

Whatever size church you serve, Jesus has you there for a reason.

The body of Christ needs to do a better job at encouraging discouraged churches, capitalizing on their blessings and taking advantage of their opportunities.

The mission deserves nothing less.

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May 13, 2019 at 2:00 AM

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