This past Sunday, the gathered of Emmaus Road prayed for all of our first time and returning students, including children and adults going to school; we also prayed for our church's teachers.  When I asked all these people to come up front, I was struck with the crowd of potential Christian leaders we have in our midst.  It reminds of something I read recently, having shared it in a recent eWeekly. Check out  Next World Leaders in Your Small Church? on our denomination's Network Blog.  Comparing and contrasting the experience of growing up in a large church versus a small church, findings suggest that the larger church cultivates more spectators. In a smaller church, all people, including the young, are more apt to participate, learn to lead, develop ministry skills, etc.  Small churches can make a big impact for the Kingdom!