What do people want when they come to church? I think it all depends. Some want programs for their children, some want a place to build relationships, others want great worship music. And there are those who want a beautiful place to worship that is preferably close to home.
I think people want a place that they can call home. A place where people know who you are, and care, and where you can get to know other people. It’s about relationships.
Small churches have one advantage over the large mega churches, and that is you get to know most of the people in the church. It becomes a family. An extended family, so that when you come to church, you know who you’re sitting by, and you are not sitting by strangers week after week. I am not knocking large churches, but I do like the feeling of a smaller church.