The bigger we get, the smaller we need to become.
Church is not just about numbers. Numbers are not completely irrelevant for God thought about writing a book in the Old Testament with the same title.
However, we cannot allow people to be reduced to stats. Jesus didn’t die on the cross for stats. He died for people. He died for individuals. He died for you and for me.
It’s not about having 12 in our small group or 5 new individuals who attended or 7 who made a commitment to Christ. All those are important, I hope I don’t get misunderstood.
But what we are after is LIFECHANGE! Lifechange happens when God steps into a person’s life and many times, this happens within the context of a discipleship relationship.
Jesus modeled that to us when got together a group of guys. And as we’ve seen, this small group of guys’ lives got radically changed and rocked our planet.