Praise for SMALL MATTERS


I believe with all my heart that the local church is the hope of the world. In Small Matters: How Churches and Parents Can Raise Up World Changing Children, Greg and Jimmy lay out the potential of the next generation in a way that’s both inspiring and challenging. As a dad and a church leader, I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
— Perry Noble, Senior Pastor, NewSpring Church, Author of The Most Excellent Way to Lead
God is calling us to unleash biblically anchored, Christ-centered, world-changers. Grab this book and get the tools that will equip you to raise up world-changing children.
— Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, Life Church
 
Jimmy and Greg weave together Scripture, research, and their experience to give you and me a remarkable tool that will change not just us but the kids we care about.
— Kara Powell, executive director, Fuller Youth Institute
 
Small Matters: How Churches and Parents Can Raise Up World-Changing Children is a remarkable book because it challenges us to start with one child but shows us how to transform our planet. Authors Jim Mellado and Greg Nettle both practice what they preach and make a compelling case for how each of us can change the world one child at a time. Small Matters is one of those rare books that is accessible to every reader, but if lived out has the power to fulfill God’s dream within a generation.
— Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor at Community Christian and Visionary Lead for NewThing, Author of Finding Your Way Back To God
This brilliant message can change everything about the strategic place of children in the church and in the kingdom of God, where the little are big, and small matters.
— Dr. Wess Stafford, president emeritus, Compassion International
 
Small Matters broadens the critical conversation needed to address what prevents today’s children from thriving: we must reach those trapped by poverty and those held back by prosperity.
— David Staal, president, Kids Hope USA
Whenever you see a man hold a child in his arms and weep, while praying for their needs to be met, that man deserves to be heard. Jim Mellado’s tears for children opened my heart to his words. Small Matters puts words to his tears.
— David D. Ireland, Ph.D., Senior Pastor, Christ Church, Author of Raising a Child Who Prays
 
Jim and Greg have been friends of mine for a long time. I’ve witnessed their passion for children in poverty and their bias to action in real time. When they have something to say on this and other issues, I listen and act. I encourage you to do the same. Our world and the Kingdom will be the better for it.
— Brian Tome, Senior & Founding Pastor, Crossroads Church, Author of Welcome to the Revolution and Free Book
In Small Matters, you’ll find how faith communities and families can partner to make sure the next generation is known more for its compassion than its consumption.
— Reggie Joiner, founder and CEO, Orange
 
This book will remind us all about how much children matter to God and should matter to us. Jimmy and Greg are a great tag team for lifting children out of spiritual and physical poverty.
— Dr. David Anderson, CEO, BridgeLeader Network; founder and senior pastor, Bridgeway Community Church