Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Encouragement for Pastors of Smaller Churches

Between Two Worlds: Encouragement for Pastors of Smaller Churches

These are some great thoughts concerning preaching the Word and the size of your church. We place so much emphasis upon size that we often miss the point John Piper makes to the question about small churches that teach doctrine--Jesus told Peter three times to feed my sheep. The command is pretty straight forward and independent from congregational size.

It is easy for us to get on the bandwagon of size and internal (within our own church circles) influence, but is that really what pastoring is about?

1 comment:

Backwoods Presbyterian said...

As someone who is something of a Presbyterian Circuit Rider I completely understand your point. I go to churches every weekend that are completely depressed-mentally and physically-because they believe God has passed them by.