Small Churches Rock!

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I love the small church where I grew up in Dougherty, Oklahoma!
It was there that my first touch with a children’s ministry (even
though they didn’t call it that back then) changed my life
forever.

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I’m grateful for the small congregation that loved me, taught
me, and prayed for me. I’m grateful for the little ragamuffin choir
that would assemble by the songleader telling us to just come up
front. And I’m grateful for the ways this church embraced me when I
came back from college as an onfire Christian who ministered to our
youth group from ages 3 to 16!

I guess I’m thinking about this because I just read an article
from the May/June issue about Small Church Challenges from Rick
Chromey (on newstands in mid-April). And I’m thinking how grateful
I am that my small church met all those challenges–and more!

If you’re part of a small church and sometimes get discouraged
that you’re not Big Church on the corner, I hope you’ll be
encouraged today. Someone–like me–will sing your praises
throughout eternity because of your faithful love and service.

What you do matters–in big ways!

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About Author

Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

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