Why A Small Church?

I’ve always attended a small church. I grew up in a small town, went to a small school, even a small college. Why? I didn’t want to be just a number. I wanted connection with my professors, wanted them to know my name and understand who I was.

It’s the same with small churches. Now, I’m not putting down large churches. I’ve never been to one so I have not grounds to say yeah or nay. I know my pastor, the elders, and our worship and tech people) I know everyone that regularly attends and do my best to reach out to new people who come in the door.

Small churches are almost always looking for people to serve in different capacities. At one time our entire praise team moved on for various reasons, marriage, moving away, moving to a church closer to home, etc.. If I was at a large church I would never have felt the need to join the praise team. I really didn’t have too much experience playing guitar, but when I was reaching out to our new worship leader, he wanted a bass player. I’m not sure what made me think I could play bass guitar, but I was sure I could learn. I wouldn’t have been able to step into the calling that God had on my life if I had been anywhere else but in a small church. Long story short, I’ve been leading worship for almost 3 years now!

Gretchen and me leading worship at our recent retreat.

That’s why it’s so important to step out of our comfort zone sometimes. We don’t know what we could do if it’s in God’s plan for your life. I couldn’t have in my wildest dreams expected to find myself doing this or planning a women’s retreat this year that was a huge success! Was it big? I don’t think how many people in attendance is any factor involved in success. It’s more about the impact on those who were present.

Every single time that God has taken me out of my comfort zone and asked me to step out in faith and do something for him, it has been a blessing on myself and others involved.

So, what I’m saying is don’t run away, let God write your story. You’ll be blessed in more ways the you can imagine! And I can’t think of a better place to step out in faith than in a small church.

In Faith,


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