Thursday, August 28, 2008

Small Churches - the 99 and the 1

From Steve Murrell at the reluctant leader in a post about church size, and the fact that most churches are small.
Warning: controversial statement coming…

Jesus seemed to put evangelism, not worship, at the top of the spiritual priority pile.

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents (that sounds like EVANGELISM) than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent (that sounds like a CHURCH MEETING). Luke 15:7

Wanna make heaven happy? Wanna please God? How about occasionally skipping the non-stop 24/7 worship/prayer/revival meetings that only involve the “99” and instead, engage your community and culture so you can find “1” who is not currently a “99” and introduce the “1” to Christ.

That should ruffle some feathers.

Yep. But he is right.