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Old 05-14-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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My in-laws' church is so small, they don't even have a pastor. The members used to take turns conducting the service and preaching the sermon. My father-in-law used to preach once a month. We visited once, and I think there were about 25 people present at the service, total, including us.
My girlfriend's church is the same way; it is so small they meet at the local high school library. And when I asked her how many people go there (early in our relationship before I went), she started counting them in her head. I knew then that it would be small. She only had to take one sock off to get the total by counting on on her fingers and toes (12).
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Both of my Pastors are called to minister in other places 1-2 times a month.
If they don't make it back in time to give a weekly sevice to their own congregation,
(which may happen 1 a yr), Someone from the congregation substitutes.
I see no problem with that.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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My in-laws' church is so small, they don't even have a pastor. The members used to take turns conducting the service and preaching the sermon. My father-in-law used to preach once a month. We visited once, and I think there were about 25 people present at the service, total, including us.
Mormon churches never have pastors, they have lay leaders. I don't think Quakers, or Amish have paid pastors either.
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