The young families in the church need the example of long tenured marriages, membership in the congregation, and toughness when things go wrong.
Is it possible to preach and witness and "reach" and still baptize 5 or less? The Small Church pastor knows the answer to that question.
The voice inflection of my caller had the, "your not much of a pastor much less a Christian," tone.
The mission leader began his message with some off-color church humor that tore at the spirit which had so carefully been created by the preceding elements of worship. How could he have known though? Daniel watched as they escorted him in five minutes before he was to speak.