I replied, “We are very small right now. Just a small church plant in the Hill. You’re looking at almost everyone who comes on Sunday.” I pointed to those serving the food and grilling. “Of course there are a few more—but what you see is basically our church.” The gentleman raised his eyebrows and said, “Wow. You’re serving lots of people here. This is pretty good. Thank you.” I said you’re welcome of course, but added, “Being so small we still have a good community impact—this [pointing to the crowd we were feeding, about 80 that evening] all from a small group of people that are CPC in The Hill. Imagine what we’ll be doing when we’re bigger, with more people joining us as a church.”
The goal of getting bigger as a church isn't for status, but to leverage the body of Christ on behalf of its community in some way. At CPC in The Hill, our goal is to help our community flourish.
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