Christian Unity

If Numbers Are Not Important, Then Why Are They So Important? (A Poignant Guest Post)

The evidence keeps piling up. Mondays can be very hard on Small Church pastors. This past Monday, I received one of the most truthful, passionately written expressions of pastoral pain that I’ve ever read. It was written by the wife of a Small Church pastor in the comment section following one of my most widely …

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How We Connect: The Decline of Denominations and the Rise of Size

We live in an increasingly post-denominational world. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, it’s just the way things are now. Years ago, virtually every friend I had in ministry was within my own denomination. Every program my church used came from our denominational headquarters. The idea of ministering in any significant way outside …

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“Small Church Pastors Should Quit” and Other Monday Google Searches

You give away a lot more than you realize when you’re on the internet. Now that I operate a website, I get to see some of those secrets. For instance, my website software shows me every search term that people use to find my blog. It’s fun and encouraging to discover that people have found …

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To My Friends Who Pastor Small Churches

Most Small Churches are struggling. We struggle to pay the bills, we struggle to recruit volunteers, we struggle with inadequate or non-existent facilities, we struggle to open the front door wider and close the back door tighter. Most of these struggles are unavoidable. They’re just the cost of doing Small Church. There’s one struggle we …

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