February 6, 2018

In Praise of Small Congregations

Why should denominations waste time developing strategies to support and resource these small congregations? Why not let them just die a natural death? My answer: I’m not sure they’re going to die. I’d bet the megachurches (today’s ecclesiastical version of those huge dinosaurs) will die long before these little survivors do. Their large size will be their downfall. But the small communities of faithful women and men know the tricks of evolution. They adapt, adjust and acclimate to the unexpected and expected.