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5 Myths About Small Church Pastors

It's time to rethink our assumptions about "micro" ministry.

When I was a boy, our family attended a fairly large church—large enough for the children to have their own worship service. When I got older, I began attending church with my aunt. This church was even larger than the church my parents attended. They had two Sunday morning worship services, multiple youth programs, and activities for all ages.

After college, I attended an even larger church. Besides having multiple worship services, this church supported mission efforts across the globe. Many of the young people gave up their careers to serve the Lord in various capacities around the world. In fact, it was there that the Lord touched my own heart for ministry. It was large—and I loved it. I did my pastoral internship in a large church.

I planned to pastor in a large church. Why? Being honest, I wasn't a fan of small churches. My uncle has served as pastor of a small church for 40 years. I remember visiting his little church. What is wrong with this ministry? I wondered. I assumed ...

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