The Mark of a great church
“The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.” Mike Stachura.
Considering how effective Barnabas and Paul were after they were sent out from the Antioch church, it is well for us to ask ourselves if "sending capacity" marks our churches. If ‘bigger was better’, God would not have allowed persecution in Acts 8 to scatter the church and the Holy Spirit would not have set these two men apart in chapter 13 to be sent out to preach the gospel where it had not been heard. “Seating capacity” is about our plans. “Sending capacity” is about God’s plans to build His church among the unengaged and unreached people groups of the world. In this He is glorified!
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