I was raised in church. It was a little one-room building. Curtains were drawn in each corner for Sunday school classes. I heard the gospel of Christ and learned of God's saving grace from the preaching and the hymns of a Broadman Hymnal with green covers. One of my favorite hymns from my youth has been "Come, Thou Fount." I didn't know what an Ebenezer was, but I learned how prone I was to sin and how God rescued me from sin by interposing His precious blood.
The Bible says in Zecheriah 4:10 concerning the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem: "For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet (carpenters' tool) in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven ; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth ." Those small things in that small town shaped my life forever. There is a deep plainness in my heart even in these days of high technology. God would have us take advantage of the instruments of communication to preach the gospel, however, we must never forget that He still uses small things.
Today, there are megachurches, megapreachers and megadenominations. But there are also thousands of small churches, small preachers and small associations. The greater part of Baptist pastors are still bivocational, needing to earn a living for their families. In my own pastoral career, my wife and I have both worked another job most of the time. "Who hath despised the day of small things?" That was meant as a rebuke to those who criticized a second temple that was much less attractive than the first.
Beautiful buildings are nice. Large crowds are wonderful. I want our church building to be as accomodating as possible, but that is not the most important criterion. People need the real deal. Sinners need the truth. Even saints need to hear the gospel regularly. That does not draw the crowds in this age. But it is right. It is Biblical.