This weekend I was reminded [again] that there is a lot of good happening in small churches. In our American “Bigger Is Better” mentality a small church is often looked at as perhaps inferior or not-having-arrived-quite-yet. Not so.
Yes, bigger churches usually have more money and cooler toys…but they can also be missing out on real friendships and community. It was encouraging to see people just loving on each other this weekend at Living Hope Church in Lakeside, CA.
There were only 60 people in the service…but there was a tremendous sense of community. Pastor Bryon Scott took time in his message to have people get in groups and pray with each other. Not many preachers willingly give up their time on the platform in order for people to connect. Very cool thing to see.
Pam and I led an acoustic worship set that was a lot of fun as the church sang out and responded to God together. We had several tech glitches during set-up but the volunteers worked hard to overcome the issues and service went really well. I’ve gotta give Kudo’s to the tech and media guys for working it out…well done!
Here is our set list:
Our God | Chris Tomlin
Mighty To SaveÂ | Hillsong
Better Is One Day | Andy Allen
AmazedÂ | Desperation Band
Vision of Hope | Andy Allen
Oh yeah…and 4 kids got sponsored with World Vision…AWESOME!
Do you have a preference…Big Church or Small Church? Â Why???
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