I have been noticing a disturbing trend in many churches these days. Many churches seem to want to expand. Bigger buildings, fancier equipment, and more members per church. I can understand the argument from their point of view, however I am of the opinion that the church is your family, and I believe in being intimately involved in my family's life. I believe in being there in their time of need, and supporting them when the backslide or have attacks on their faith. I do not see how you could have that level of intimacy with a 25,000 member church. Why not have several smaller churches instead? And Couldn't the money they spend on more land, fancier audio/visual equipment, bigger buildings, and recreational facilities be more wisely spent on, say, helping the widowed and orphaned as the Bible instructs us to do? Civil replies are always welcomed.