If Small Churches were a country, we’d be the second largest nation on earth.
And China had better watch out, because when you contrast their one-child-per-family policy to the Christian revivals sweeping through Africa, Latin America and Asia, Small Churches will soon be looking at China in the rear-view mirror, too.
But the astonishing power of Small Churches is not just about the numbers. It’s about strategic placement.
This is where our size becomes our advantage.
Small Churches have found their way into every corner of the world.
Laws don’t stop us, distance can’t limit us, and lack of funds won’t discourage us.
In places where Christianity is illegal, our size makes us invisible. Where people have no transportation, our size makes us accessible. Where land is expensive, our size makes us affordable.
Small Churches are not a mistake to be fixed or an obstacle to overcome. We are one of God’s greatest tools to reach the world.
“Where’s Waldo?” Has Nothing on Small Churches
Small Churches exist in more places on earth than any other group of people.
Let’s start with religious groups. Most religions and Christian denominations exist predominantly within the region where they were birthed. But Christians are everywhere. And no aspect of Christianity is found in more places than Small Churches.
Small Churches are spread more evenly around the globe than Buddhists, Hindus, Jews or Muslims. More than Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals or Catholics.
Small Churches also exist in more places than any man-made product. We dot the world’s landscape more widely than Starbucks, McDonald’s, Nike, or even Coca-Cola. Yes, there are many places on earth where you can’t buy a Coke, but you can go to a Small Church – even if it’s illegal to do so.
Small Churches reach into more segments of human society than communism, capitalism, democracy or Hollywood.