I had another one of those Sundays, recently. We started church with more people on the platform than in the congregation. Well, almost.
Sure, it’s summer. People have good reasons to be gone. But it still feels awful.
But why? I’m the small church guy, after all. If anyone should be okay with a low crowd, it should be me, right?
But I’m not.
No, it’s not as bad as it used to be. I no longer live and die by church attendance figures.
But sometimes my sense of value in ministry is still tied to numbers more than it should be.