I vividly remember learning that I was a little claustrophobic while crawling through cold mud under the flooring to repair a broken pipe.
Whether these are the last days or not, all would agree they are perilous.
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.