The God of small things While we can rejoice in all that God is doing through big churches — and we have an article about large Anglican congregations in this [December] issue — many Christians involved in smaller churches need encouragement. John Benton In a world dominated by the idea that only what is big is worthy of attention, we often need to remind ourselves that we have a God who delights to choose the weak, the lowly and the despised things to shame the huge and glamorous (1 Corinthians 1.27, 28). Where would you start if you planned to begin a way of salvation which would span all of history and reach a fallen world? God decided to begin with one old man and one old woman — Abraham and Sarah. God’s strategy often takes us by surprise. It has lots to do with faith and the Holy Spirit, and little to do with numbers and state of the art equipment. So the truth is that God can and does use small churches, small services and small evangelistic events. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.