Why have small churches remained small? And why has this mandate in Mark 16: 15 not impacted the thousands of small, denominational churches across the country? When you consider the plan of salvation, how can a church not grow?
Because of the positive growth in many nondenominational churches, some church leaders falsely assume they can have the same results by abandoning their denominational heritage. However, most people are attracted to a particular church because they feel welcomed by the people in that church, and because of that church''s unique ministry in their community. While it may be helpful to de-emphasize the denominational connection, it is a mistake to abandon it.
As you read "The Little Brown Church in the Vale," you will be challenged to take a fresh look at the direction your ministry and your church is taking.