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  1. Thanks for not writing off small churches! I have the privilege of being the pastor of a small, rural church through Village Missions. Basic demographics will tell you that our church is unlikely to grow to become a medium sized church, much less a mega church. But all the advantages you mentioned of the small church I have seen and experienced, and there are a couple hundred other pastors with Village Missions, serving in rural North America, who could also speak to those advantages. Thank you for bringing small churches a little more attention.

  2. Great read – good insight. Thanks.

  3. Scott, this is really great material. I recently read “The Hybrid Church” by Dave Browning. You can find it on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Hybrid-Church-Fusion-Intimacy-Impact/dp/0470572302. The book does a nice job of shaping the benefits of the micro (small) church in a “both/and” relationship with mega (very big) churches… as opposed to the “either/or” relationship that so many seem to think is how the church should respond.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and perspectives!

    Blessings to you and yours!

  4. Scott, thank you so much for this! Your Pepsi Challenge illustration is inspired. “Does anybody really think that a 24oz cup of Pepsi tastes better than an 16oz cup? No matter the size, the contents would be the same –and that’s what matters!” What a great way to state it.

    We could also look at it this way. What’s the difference between 10,000 people attending one megachurch led by one pastor and 10,000 attending 100 Small Churches, led by 100 pastors? The answer is, each is better at some things than others. But everyone is needed.