It’s not about pastors and leaders who operate out of guilt or fear. It’s not about congregations that don’t want to move forward.
And it’s definitely not about settling for less.
It is about discovering who we are as churches, leaders and congregations, then using that newfound knowledge to be what God has called us to be in fresh, new ways. Including discovering the wonderful advantages that come with being small.
Small Churches need to think like Small Churches.
But thinking small is not the same as small thinking. And it’s definitely not an excuse for having a small vision.
For the last few decades the western church has been so focused on how to turn a big vision into a big church, have we seriously considered the possibility that we can operate with a big vision in a Small Church? If so, could we recognize one if we saw it?
What does a Small Church with big vision look like?
Discovering and living that is what the New Small Church is all about.
The Grasshopper Myth:
Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking that Divides Us
This short post is meant to be a conversation starter.
So what do you think? Can small churches be dynamic and innovative, or are they destined to be timid little churches? Is it possible to think small, without getting stuck in the trap of small thinking?
Do you know what a Small Church with a big vision looks like? Can you tell us about one?
By the way, I have at least one idea of what a Small Church with a big vision looks like. I pastor one. But you’ll hear plenty about that as time goes on. I want to hear from you today.
We want to hear from you. Yes, you!
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