Small Churches

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The Surprising Reason 80% of Churches Will Never Break the 200 Barrier

Breaking through the 200 barrier. Sometimes it feels like the only pastoring principle anyone has talked about for the past 30 years. In case you haven’t heard of it, the 200 barrier is the invisible ceiling a church must break through if it doesn’t want to be a Small Church any more. Do a Google …

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Don’t Despise the Size

I spent too many years telling good people that the way they wanted to do church was wrong. These people weren’t heel-draggers or vision-killers. Not all of them. Not most of them. They weren’t the grasshoppers. I was. They were followers of Jesus who attended the church I was pastoring because they found their spiritual …

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The Over-Enthusiastic Volunteer Syndrome

One of the best characteristics of many Small Churches is that everyone wants to pitch in. One of the worst characteristics of many Small Churches is that everyone wants to pitch in. Sometimes that volunteer spirit has great results. Sometimes…not so much. The split-screen photograph in this post is an especially hilarious example of the …

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8 Simple Words that Can Transform Your Church

Encouraging, Connecting and Equipping Innovative Small Church Leaders. Eight words. Eight simple words that can transform your church, your ministry and your life. How do I know that? Because the principles behind those eight words helped transform my life and my church from being defeated, wounded and sad to being strong, healthy and joyous. Those …

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Thank You, Cornerstone

There are a lot of people to thank for this website being a reality. And it all starts with the great people of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship. A whole lot of what we’ll be doing on this website is thanks to Cornerstone. The lessons we’ve learned, the mistakes we’ve made and the great ministries that have …

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