I'm reviewing the book 27 Tough Questions Pastors Ask by Dick Hardy. For those of you that are in church work or considering work, you should buy this book. It is filled with practical insights from a pastoral perspective. Here are some of my favorite quotes from chapter 8.
Out of the 6 Reasons, the one that stood out the most to me was:
Somebody else out there probably has the same mission you have and they are doing it well. (60).
If you want to think small, then your church will be small. However, if you want to think big, which I advocate, you have the potential to grow a church of significant size. There are no guarantees except that if you think small, you will not grow big (62).
Even if you think you cannot do it as well as the other church, you will certainly succeed at not doing anything well if you do not try (63).
You will be amazed at what can happen when you pool together the best in God's kingdom.
Discern first and the start copying. Make it you and make it better! (63)