Another advocate for the small church and against ladder climbing. Are Our Gifts Too Big for Our Field of Labor? by Thabiti Anyabwile on the 9Marks Blog
I wonder if one of the main challenges facing churches might not be that too many potential shepherds think their education, gifts, and abilities would be wasted in humble, anonymous service? If there are not too many of us who remember too infrequently that the Chief Shepherd knows His blood-bought sheep in country villages are worth caring for? I wonder how many men “settle” for this or that little congregation as a “stepping stone” to a bigger, “better” ministry? How many fear that anonymity is synonymous with unfruitfulness and a certain kind of death?