Small churches aren’t just smaller versions of big churches. They have unique gifts, challenges and methods of operation.
But not everyone realizes that fact. Including some small church pastors.
This often leads to frustration when we go to ministerial conferences or read pastoral books.
Why does the writer say that not this?
My guess is because he is speaking about a fact and not his own thought.
Or because the writer refers to something mentioned before not something he is speaking about. I am not sure.
And why he use this not that in the following paragraph ?