I go to a small church. And you always hear: The Black church is a pillar in the community. The black church is a traditional, etc., etc. But never before have I experienced a community organization like I'm experiencing now going to a small church.
We had a business meeting after church and my Pastor told everyone to bring a dish. It wasn't a coordinated effort. There wasn't a budget for the culinary ministry.
It was just like, you were going to cook this at home anyway, bring it in to the church. All of the churches I've ever gone to are run more like corporations than families. The large masses of people who go to the church put on programs for the community, but they don't necessary seem like a PART of the community.
I have no problem with a church operating like a business or church members being community benefactors rather than community members.
But it is refreshing and enlightening to have new experiences with a small church and feeling like a part of a church "family" is a new experience for me.
Do you prefer smaller or larger churches?