6 Things Church Leaders Need to Know About Small Churches


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Ninety percent of the churches on earth are under 200 people. Eighty percent are under 100. There may be no segment of the church that is more normative. But they may also be the most misunderstood.

Here are six truths about small churches that I wish every church leader knew and took into account:

1. There Are a Lot of Us

Of the approximately two billion people who attend churches, half of them attend churches of 250 or fewer. Yes, one billion believers voluntarily attend small churches!

2. We’re Not Broken, We’re Normal

Church growth is great. In fact, it is an essential element of fulfilling the Great Commission. But not every church that is participating in the growth of the church experiences corresponding numerical growth in their congregation.

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