Sunday we were ministering at Mt. Ida Baptist Church. Currently the church is without a pastor and a layman from the congregation is doing the preaching. Carole was able to provide music on the piano for the services. I preached for both the AM and Afternoon services as well as sharing a verbal report of the ministry for the WFBC.
Mt. Ida Baptist Church is the smallest local church ministry in our fellowship. However their group of believers meet regularly for worship and have a real sense of community. Mt. Ida Baptist will celebrate 160 years of ministry in that small community in 2016. I think it is important to remember that the number of believers in a congregation is not a true indicator of the importance and impact of a church.