How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch

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Our church is located in the second-most affluent county in the state of Tennessee. As a new pastor in the area, I struggled to discern the most helpful ways our church could serve our city. We aren’t a megachurch, so our resources are limited. Random acts of kindness are wonderful, but I envisioned our church becoming an indispensable partner in the community through compassion and gospel proclamation.

Although we are located in a Bible-belt town, almost 80 percent of our community is not connected to any church. Most people do not care that we exist and are not interested in what we do.

These dynamics tempted us to assume what people needed, meet those perceived needs, and call it a win. But we knew God was calling us to more.

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About the Author

Daryl Crouch is the Senior Pastor at Green Hill Church and the co-host of the City Gospel Movements podcast. He has served churches in Texas and East Tennessee. He completed Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from UT Chattanooga, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Deborah and they have 4 children.


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