September 5, 2015

Six Reasons I'm Not Leaving My Healthy Small Church

The Myth of Inevitable Church Growth

Karl Vaters writes:  I don’t think there’s been a month in the last 15 years in which a first time guest hasn’t told me, “Wow, what a great church! You guys won’t be small for long.”
I’m still waiting.
And working. And praying. And training leaders. And removing obstacles that hinder growth. And— (you get the idea).
But we’re still small.
Occasionally, after hearing about our attendance plateau, someone will tell me I need to step aside so the church can bring in a pastor who can grow it big. (It’s always someone who’s never been to the church, by the way.)
But I’ve decided to stay for the long haul. 23 years so far.