By far, the most common question I’m asked about small church ministry is “if your church is healthy, why is it so small?”
It’s a valid question, for sure. But bigness requires much more than health. It requires a relentless, purposeful push for size. Yet, as hard as we work at getting our churches to grow bigger, why have so few of us ever stopped to ask “what are the advantages of a church being big?” And is it really worth all the time, energy and money to get there?
As much effort as we expend on increasing church size, the advantages of bigness should vastly and obviously outweigh the advantages of smallness. Yet they don’t.