When I look at this young man leading the way and the little flock following him. Suggests how unimportant the size of the following is. I can see there is a sincere thought process going on in his mind. On further observation, you can see the depth of the bonding between this little flock and their leader.
Bonding is important as there cannot be any bonding if there is no trust, and with trust comes integrity, which is a group of binding cords in any group, small or large. We must be careful not to bring a personal agenda into the group as it brings forward a spirit of confusion and distraction eliminating trust. I bring forward a group of verses to ponder during your day.
Ephesians 4:3-6 CSB
making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit just as you were called to one hope at your calling-  one Lord, one faith, one baptism,  one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
Remember, these articles are messages given unto a humble servant as a Watchmen sounding the Trumpet of impending danger ahead. May our Father abundantly fill your plates. God’s blessings Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hands. Psalm 149:6
Let us not dare to join a merely human or a carnal life with a Divine faith, the corruption of sin with the profession of Christianity.