“Together, No Church is Too Small” is the motto I want see lived out in many of God’s churches today.
So often, a church feels it is too small to make a difference in the world, much less the kingdom of God. These churches often settle for less when they should be expecting more. All throughout God’s word, we find God uses the smallest of things to deliver the greatest of harvest.
The mustard seed in Matthew 13:31 came to symbolize small beginnings, denoting the smallest weight or measure, a tiny particle. This mustard seed is something small that does its part to expand and grow the kingdom of God.
Luke 12:31-32 describes God’s church as a “little flock,” noting: “But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” This “little flock” of followers would change the world for Christ.
In Matthew 7, Christ says the way that leads to eternal life is “narrow,” and “few” find it. In Luke 10, Christ states that the laborers are “few.”
Christ uses the few, the small and the little, even as little as a mustard seed, to deliver his message of salvation to a truly great harvest. In the eyes of Christ, there is no small church.
The Bivocational/Small Church Association realizes Christ uses the small church to deliver his message of salvation. When small churches come together, no church is too small to do all things in Christ. At times, you may feel your church is as small as a mustard seed; however, you were not planted alone in the field to be harvested. You are planted by God with thousands of other mustard seeds, thousands of other small churches, and together, these small churches that God planted will grow the Kingdom of God, just as God intended from the very beginning.
The Lord has called you to serve, but he has not called you to serve alone. Contact me at email@example.com or at (432) 202-1526 for more information on how the Bivocational/Small Church Association can minister and serve you.
Remember, “Together, No Church is Too Small.”
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Richard Ray is executive director of the Bivocational/Small Church Association and director of missions for Tri-Rivers Baptist Area.