May you see the face of Jesus in everyone you meet. And may everyone you meet see the face of Jesus in you.
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sermon: Advent 3B
To prepare for my ministry with and among you I read a series of books on small churches, and how they’re different from large churches. Many of the authors noted that many small churches function like they’re large churches. Especially if they’re part of a denomination that requires them to have certain core programming. They rightly note that when small churches mimic the programming, staffing, and worship of larger churches, resources are stressed to the snapping point. Members burn out. Bank accounts get emptied. And morale plummets.
And that’s true.
So, one guy - a small church pastor - in an effort to combat this phenomenon used a...(whole thing here)