The kingdom of heaven, is like a small church
The kingdom of heaven, is like a small church…
It’s no secret that St Michael’s Episcopal Church in Waynesboro, Georgia will never take the place of the Washington National Cathedral.
Chances are we will never have a thousand members. Our budget may never reach one million dollars. Our staff may never reach double digits.
But that doesn’t mean we aren’t a vital, growing, needed, healthy, important community in the kingdom of God. That doesn’t mean we will never accomplish great things. That doesn’t mean we can’t greatly influence and change the hearts, minds, and souls of children, youth and adults to the love of God.
The full text of the sermon, The Kingdom of God is like a 14-year old boy is online.
Churches of various sizes have varying gifts to offer their communities. There are great gifts in churches that do not inherently depend upon the congregation's numbers. Our current average Sunday attendance this year is 109 a week. The question to ask may well be, "What is the size that God has in mind for King of Peace?" How can we know and how do we achieve what God dreams rather than merely our own ideal? Is size the best indicator of a church's vitality? If not, what is?
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church