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Getting Unstuck: Innovative Small Churches Find Alternatives, Not Excuses
Problems don’t become excuses when we say “we can’t do it that way.” They become excuses when we say “we can’t do it any other way, either.”
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Innovative MinistryMay 01, 2017. Getting Unstuck: Innovative Small Churches Find Alternatives, Not Excuses Small churches are well known for our lack of resources.
5 Simple Statements Any Small Church Pastor Would Love To Hear
It takes so little to remind a small church pastor that you care for them and are asking God to bless them.
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That isolation can become toxic. And it can start to bleed out into their congregations, confirming the worst stereotypes about why small churches remain small.
5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
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Small Church MinistryApril 19, 2017. 5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches Small churches are not just smaller versions of big churches.
7 Steps To Help Your Good, But Slightly Off-Center Message Break Through The Noise
When your message is off-center, the quality matters even more.
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I've pastored small churches for over three decades, including overseeing the church I now pastor through several transitions to become a long-term, healthy, vibrant, outward-looking
5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Big Churches Than Small Churches
Consider this a friendly view from the outside looking in.
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Church GrowthApril 21, 2017. 5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Big Churches Than Small Churches Consider this a friendly view from the outside looking in.
Only In a Small Church: Sometimes You Gotta Kill Cockroaches
Principles that make sense in a big church don't always work in a smaller one.
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email; print. Small churches aren't just smaller versions of big churches. They choices. We make small church choices because our churches are small.
Do We Need A Broader Definition Of Church Growth?
Any definition of church growth that doesn’t allow for, even celebrate, churches that contribute in non-numerical ways is incomplete.
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That model is so prevalent that when I dare to suggest that many small churches are healthy churches with something to add to the body of Christ, I'm met with an incredulous chorus of
If Your Church Is Healthy, Why Is It Still Small?
It's a valid question. I wish I had a tidy answer. But here's what I do know.
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There are a lot of churches – most churches, in fact – that stay small despite years of healthy, missional work. But I know I'm not alone. There are a lot
The Value of a Small Church: Personalized Major League Coaching
Schools, sports and megachurches recognize the value of breaking into smaller groups for learning, coaching and relationships. So why do we devalue it in smaller churches?
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less personalized groups. That's why healthy big churches emphasize their small group ministries. But it's what healthy small churches have already.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
evaluate what we do, what we believe, and how we're supposed to function as local churches. About 85 percent of our members are in small groups, and about 90 percent are serving.
5 Things You Should Never Say To A Small Church Pastor 
Don’t just get the content right. Consider how it might feel to the hurting pastors who need your help the most.
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Christian UnityMay 10, 2017. 5 Things You Should Never Say To A Small Church Pastor Don't just get the content right. Consider how it might feel to
Supporting Small Churches Does Not Mean Bashing Big Churches
When we bash churches for becoming big, we fail to recognize the power of the gospel to draw people to Jesus, in both large and small crowds.
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Christian UnityJanuary 16, 2017. Supporting Small Churches Does Not Mean Bashing Big Churches I like small churches even more. I wish there were a lot more of them.
Conversion Therapy Ban Upheld • Tornado Damages Church • Church Apartment Complex: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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“An EF-1 tornado touched down in the small Pointe Coupee Not to Bring Relief after a Natural Disaster," disaster readiness expert Dr. Jamie Aten offers guidance for churches that want
3 Assumptions & 5 Realities About Why So Many Churches are Small
Even with the arrival of megachurches, small churches are the primary way people choose to worship Jesus.
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Even with the arrival of megachurches, small churches are the primary way people choose to worship Jesus. Small Small Churches Aren't Just… 1. Rural. The
Big Cities Need Great Small Churches, Too
Alongside big churches, we need an explosion of smaller, niche churches to infiltrate neighborhoods and challenge us to think differently.
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Church & CultureOctober 17, 2016. Big Cities Need Great Small Churches, Too Alongside big churches, we need an explosion of smaller, niche churches to infiltrate neighborhoods and
7 Reasons to Consider a Small Church Internship
Small churches have unique characteristics, quirks and blessings that can only be learned by having ministry experience in them.
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Small churches have unique characteristics, quirks and blessings that can only be learned by having ministry experience in them. Small Church Ministry
What a Pastoral Coach Says Pastors Need for Spiritual Self-Care
Ways to create a healthy rhythm in ministry work.
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Include some form of counseling or coaching for pastors in the annual budget. Too often pastors—especially in small churches— are expected to pay those costs out-of-pocket.
Does Saying 'It's Okay to Be Small' Give Churches an Excuse to Settle for Less?
Every church should be actively participating in kingdom growth. But kingdom growth doesn't mean every church will keep getting bigger.
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The idea that small churches can be great churches is a hard concept for a lot of people to swallow. I get it. It was hard for me to swallow for a lot of years, too.
6 Things Church Leaders Need to Know About Small Churches
Big churches matter. Small churches matter. When we work together, Jesus can do amazing things through us.
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Small churches matter. When we work together, Jesus can do amazing things through us. The body of Christ needs both. 5. Small Churches are Driving the Growth of the Global Church.
Does Jesus Want Every Church to Be a Big Church?
Let’s stop arguing about which church size is best, and start seeing what’s best about each size.
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What if the current breakdown of 90 percent small churches to 10 percent medium, big and megachurches, instead of being a problem to solve, is actually closer to what Jesus intended
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