I recently shared this quote below to our elder and deacon boards to encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing (found the quote on thegospelcoaliton blog). In the end, the size of our church will not matter but the object of our worship will. Isaiah worshiped (Isa. 6) but no one joined him. God was well pleased. Jesus worshiped, and very few joined him. His Father was well pleased. The Father is seeking worshipers. Worship Christ this Sunday (John 4:23) in a church that makes the worship of Christ central. May the Lord bless you this weekend.
“If we entertain people, our church will grow. If we lead in worship, our church may shrink until it is composed of a group of people who want to worship. Then the church has a chance to grow based on the precedent of worship. The church that worships will have many visitors who never come back, and a few who cannot stay away.” – David Hansen, The Art of Pastoring