I never understood the totally dumb big vs. small church war. Let me be clear…I have NEVER heard a megachurch pastor criticize, bad mouth or make fun of a small church. However, I have heard plenty of small church pastors take shots at megachurches and their leadership. You know…the whole…”they are only a megachurch because they water down the Gospel” conversation. Or the “they are only big because it’s all about the pastor” talk. Or the “they are only gigantic because they have all that money for the cool technology” whining. Instead of celebrating what God is doing for His Kingdom…they let jealousy, self righteousness and insecurity drive them to tear down the Church. If this sounds like something you have done…or do…here is a suggestion for overcoming it…from a small church pastor:
Buy some Viagra!!!
Obviously you have size “issues” and feel inferior. Get over it. It doesn’t mean that God is blessing your church any less because thousands aren’t showing up on Sunday. It just means that God is blessing your church differently. He doesn’t need every church to be a large church…or a rocking church…or a casual church…or a topical sermon church…or etc., etc., etc. God needs churches of different styles, structures, strategies – and sizes – to reach people with His Word. When jealousy or inferiority drives us to tear down what God is doing in another church…He won’t be doing anything in our church!!!