Reflecting on Church #19: Having God’s Perspective
With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #19.
We’ve visited many small churches on our journey. Except for this one, all these tiny congregations desperately desired to grow numerically. Although this is partly for survival (a church needs to maintain a core base of people to function and pay their bills), striving to be larger buys into society’s unshakable conviction that bigger is better.Evaluating the significance of a church based on their size is man’s perspective. Click To Tweet
However, evaluating the significance of a church based on their size is man’s perspective, whereas God judges success by a different standard. This pastor is one man who truly understands this. His focus is on growing the kingdom of God, not his congregation. His goal is to help all of Jesus’ church, not just one branch. We need more ministers and more churches with this perspective.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.