Should small churches expect to do less missions work?
By no means! While churches with fewer members and resources may not support missions work on the same scale as larger churches, they should still strive to do all they can to engage in the work of missions.
So how can small churches engage in missions work? The same way larger churches can:
- Preach the Bible. As God’s people learn more about God’s plan to save a people from every tribe, tongue, and nation, they will be motivated for the work of missions.
- Pray. Pray for other countries. Pray for workers you know and support. Pray that God would give your church more opportunities to engage in the work of missions. Pray that God would raise up missionaries from your own church.
- Connect personally with missionaries. Get to know missionaries personally. Interview them in front of your church. Pray for them regularly. Visit them on the field. Host them on furlough. In all these ways you will not only serve the missionaries, but cultivate a culture of missions throughout your congregation.
The bottom line is, the size of a congregation is not nearly as important as whether or not the whole congregation is committed to the work of missions. Fifty generous, praying, persevering saints can do more to send the gospel than a thousand lukewarm, indifferent Christians.