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Sunday, February 12, 2017
In towns and cities all over America, small churches are known for more than their Sunday morning services. We asked the leaders of several small (under 200) congregations to share how their church serves their community. Their answers prove it doesn't take a big congregation to have a huge impact. The results are in this week's Lookout magazine, entitled "Small Churches, Big Impact."
Monday, February 6, 2017
From The Church of Mirrors, in the February 2017 issue of Christian Standard magazine:
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A congregation that has embraced the intentional diversity Jesus designed into his church will be eager to welcome yet another square peg into the mix.
I tell prisoners the church needs them just as much as they need the church. Every congregation needs committed newcomers who bring something different, something a little out of the ordinary to the personality of the church. Just imagine the people a former prisoner will be able to attract to Jesus; they are likely to be the kinds of seekers who might not feel comfortable in a middle-class congregation.
The church was designed to be a widely diverse collection of oddballs, nonconformists, straight arrows, and free spirits. What better way to be equipped to serve as a reflection of righteousness to a world filled with oddballs, nonconformists, straight arrows, and free spirits?