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11 Advantages Of Having 50 Churches Of 100 Instead Of 1 Church Of 5,000
Big churches are great. But they’re very rare. And they’re not the only way to see the kingdom of God move forward.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
But if a bunch of healthy small churches are the goal, rather than one mega-size church, the chances of success rise dramatically. 2. More pastors would get to use their gifts.
The Endlessly Fascinating Microbiology Of Small Church Ministry
Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy. One is small, one is huge, both have value.
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Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy. One is small, one is huge, both have value. Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy.
Thom Rainer and Lawrence Wilson Interview Karl Vaters About Small Churches
These two interviews (one podcast, one written) might give you a new perspective on small church ministry.
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Small Church MinistryJune 21, 2017. Thom Rainer and Lawrence Wilson Interview Karl Vaters About Small Churches and more. Small Churches Are Being Heard.
The Top 3 Reasons Church Growth Ideas Usually Fail In Smaller Churches
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
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We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. 1. Small Churches And Big Churches Are Very, VERY Different. Most church growth advice comes from bigger churches.
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 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.
Is Your Church A Family? 5 Ways To Help It Be A Healthy One
A healthy family doesn’t put up walls to keep newcomers out. They welcome new members with open arms and big parties.
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And they shouldn't. Because small churches are more like families than corporations. But most of our churches aren't set up this way – including the small, family-style ones.
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.
What If We Made Disciples And Left Church Growth To God?
If we prioritized health, not as a means to growth, but as an end in itself, would we be in a greater position to represent Jesus to the world?
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of their ministries? What if we'd taught them how to pastor those small churches well, instead of pushing them to make the church bigger? What if all the
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
The Mixed Blessings Of Scalable Church
We need to understand why a church is small before we can know if its size is a problem to overcome or an opportunity to capitalize on.
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Know Why Your Church Is Small Before You Go Big. Church leaders often worry about churches that stay small. Some of that worry is justified. Much of it isn't.
Want An Effective Ministry? Consider Becoming A Zagger
You and your church can have a big impact and great effectiveness by meeting a small, overlooked area of need.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
I noticed that small churches were a vastly under-appreciated and overlooked segment of the church. And I happen to be one of those overlooked small church pastors!
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.
Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don’t hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
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Church & CultureMay 25, 2017. Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community Your church has It was tucked in behind a grove of trees, with only one old, small sign on the
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