“Bigger Is Better!” is the shout heard all along the American Way. But is it always? Apprising Ministries with an offer of encouragement from A.W. Tozer to those pastors who resist the call of worldly wisdom and continue faithfully tending their flocks as the Lord leads:

And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. (Luke 16:15)

To God quality is vastly important and size matters little. When set in opposition to size, quality is everything and size nothing….

Man’s moral fall has clouded his vision, confused his thinking and rendered him subject to delusion. One evidence of this is his all but incurable proneness to confuse values and put size before quality in his appraisal of things. The Christian faith reverses this order, but even Christians tend to judge things by the old Adamic rule. How big? How much? and How many? are the questions oftenest asked by religious persons when trying to evaluate Christian things….

The Church is dedicated to things that matter. Quality matters. Let’s not be led astray by the size of things. BAM072-073, 075.

“Encourage all those pastors who are discouraged today because they don’t match up to the ‘success’ of the big churches. Amen.”

(Tozer on Christian Leadership, October 14)