All Sunday School classes have large groups and then within those groups are small groups. That way everyone gets ministered to and doesn't get lost in the crowd.
I was raised in small So. Baptist churches in So. Calif. I absolutely love the big church.
We are really self contained. Sports or whatever your need or hobby you do not have to go into the secular community.
I know a lot of people think that this is sheltering your children from the world, but not so, because there is plenty of opportunities to get out there and help in neighbor hood VBS or other community services.
My Granddaughter who has spent her entire 22 years in this church, is now teaching English in the Intercity to high schoolers.
posted on 09/01/2006 9:51:54 AM PDT
by Coldwater Creek
("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
I go to a small church as in 20 or less sometimes. I left and went to a bigger church , maybe 200 or so. I didn't fit in though so I came back. The ironic thing was that no one at the bigger church called or checked on me when I left but people at the smaller church had been during the time I was gone and I was shamed at how welcomed and happy they seemed when I came back. I was just wondering how mega church pastors could be shepherds. By the way. I agree about sheltering our kids and socializing among Christians. Yall must be super-organized to pull it off though.
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