Andy Stanley Apologizes for Saying People Who Go to Small Churches 'Are So Stinkin' Selfish'
By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter Pastor Andy Stanley issued an apology on social media for a recent sermon in which he said that people who go to a small church "are so stinkin' selfish."
The senior pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, one of the largest churches in the U.S., posted on Twitter on Thursday expressing remorse for his remarks last weekend.
Ironically, weeks before Stanley argued that smaller churches were bad for Christian youth development, a study was released indicating that smaller churches tend to have more involved membership than large ones.
A study authored by Duke University researcher David Eagle found that the larger the congregation, the less active its membership.