A Big Gospel in Small Places

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Author: Stephen Witmer
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Date: 2019
Pages: 206

Book Summary of A Big Gospel in Small Places by Stephen Witmer


Urbanization has become a driving force in church planting and growth strategies worldwide, and for good reason. As more people move to cities, there is a great need for God’s glorious gospel to reach cities. The best, brightest, and most talented people in our societies are moving to cities, so the church has been fighting to send their best to reach them.

In the process, small towns have been forgotten. They have lost their most valuable resources — people. It is no longer strategic to invest large quantities of time and sums of money into these areas of slow or stagnant growth. However, God loves these places, and He is calling some of His best pastors and leaders to forsake their dreams of big city success for the Great Commission to reach small places.

The question is simply: Who will follow God’s call? Who will say, “Send me. I’ll go.”? Small-place ministry probably won’t be easy, glamorous, or fame-inducing, but it will be worth it for pastors and millions of souls on judgment day when they meet the Lord face-to-face. Jesus loves small places, and so should we.





A Big Gospel in Small Places

by Stephen Witmer

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Book Summary of A Big Gospel in Small Places by Stephen Witmer

AuthorStephen Witmer
PublisherIntervarsity Press
Date2019
Pages206


Overview:

Urbanization has become a driving force in church planting and growth strategies worldwide, and for good reason. As more people move to cities, there is a great need for God’s glorious gospel to reach cities. The best, brightest, and most talented people in our societies are moving to cities, so the church has been fighting to send their best to reach them.

In the process, small towns have been forgotten. They have lost their most valuable resources — people. It is no longer strategic to invest large quantities of time and sums of money into these areas of slow or stagnant growth. However, God loves these places, and He is calling some of His best pastors and leaders to forsake their dreams of big city success for the Great Commission to reach small places.

The question is simply: Who will follow God’s call? Who will say, “Send me. I’ll go.”? Small-place ministry probably won’t be easy, glamorous, or fame-inducing, but it will be worth it for pastors and millions of souls on judgment day when they meet the Lord face-to-face. Jesus loves small places, and so should we.