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“Small Churches Are Better Than Big Churches!” No. Just… No.
Some people prefer small churches over big churches. I do, too. But our personal preferences are not universal truths.
Some people prefer small churches over big churches. I do, too. Christian UnityJune 15, 2018. “Small Churches Are Better Than Big Churches!” No. Just… No.
Bigger? Or Better? Yes, Your Church Has A Choice
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if you’re maximizing growth, you’re also maximizing success.” (Bo Burlingham, in Small Giants)
But there are thousands of private companies (small churches) that don't grow much, if at all, and … they're often quite healthy. “What about the concept of 'getting to the next level'?
What’s the Status of the Clergy Housing Allowance?
Updates on court timelines, the appeal, and more.
the loss of the housing allowance would disproportionately affect small congregations (a Churches should be prepared, however, for the possibility of a nationwide application of this
What About Those Sheep-Stealing Megachurches?
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other.
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other. Christian
Small Church Essentials Is Here!
It’s not about wanting churches to be small; it’s about wanting small churches to be great.
It's not about wanting churches to be small; it's about wanting small churches to be great. Karl intro: This is a book about small churches. For small churches.
Small Church Pastors: A Tribute To The Forgotten Heroes
Is it possible that we have as much to learn from small church pastors as we have to teach them?
Where did we get the idea that small churches are small because there's something wrong with them and/or their pastors? There are millions of small
The 3 Most Common Challenges Small Church Pastors Face – And How To Help
Small church pastors need friendship and encouragement. Especially from their peers in pastoral ministry.
But keep at it. They'll be grateful, you'll be blessed, and the kingdom of God will be advanced. 2. Lack of Resources. The financial needs of small churches are usually very obvious.
Has The Rise Of Megachurches Elevated Our Communities?
Communities with successfully growing churches should be feeling the impact of those churches on their overall culture.
It's likely that the spiritual and moral slide of their communities would have been faster and steeper without the influence of good, healthy churches, both large and small.
Why Most Mission Statements Fail In Smaller Churches
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative.
Small churches? Not so much. Small Churches Are Bound By Relationship, Not Statements. In a small church – especially under 100 – a mission statement isn't needed as much.
The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money
The answer to bad stewardship isn’t more money or more faith. It’s better stewardship.
(This is part of an ongoing series, Money and the Small Church.). Mistake #1: Giving veto power to the accountant, treasurer or budget. In many churches, Jesus in not in charge as much
Why Is It So Hard To Find Help To Pastor A Small Church Well?
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles.
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles. Small Church MinistryMarch 09, 2018. Why
Churches Renovate Their Building, On Average, Every 30 Years? Really?!
A church building doesn’t have to be big, fancy or cutting-edge. But it needs to facilitate the mission.
Even in small towns, life is moving too fast for that. Dust collects, paint fades, weeds grow and styles change. Churches don't need to have a building to do effective ministry.
Why We Can’t Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches
The micro half of the body of Christ must be as fully encouraged, resourced and engaged as the macro half.
Church GrowthOctober 09, 2017. Why We Can't Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches Historically, 90 percent of churches have always been small.