Daryl Hollinger lists three things that tend to hurt worship ministry in smaller churches. The whole list is interesting, but I’ve seen this one first hand:
The Inferiority Complex
Small churches may suffer from looking at the programs of large churches and think they cannot compete with them. They cite these excuses: not enough money, lousy instruments, lack of talented musical leaders, too small for a praise band or a choir, or they can’t offer both a traditional and a contemporary service.
“Small is beautiful” is a great mantra and can be a paradigm shift. Small churches must see possibilities rather than limitations. Leaders need to be creative in using resources.
Don’t ever think that a small church can’t have an excellent music ministry.