Small Churches

What makes Small Churches unique?

The Small Church’s Biggest Need, Biggest Blessing, and Biggest Opportunity

The typical church has about 75 attendees every week. So if you pastor a small congregation, your church isn’t broken, it’s what’s known as normal. And normal doesn’t need to be fixed. But for the most part, the books, conferences and classes about pastoring tend to concentrate on big church principles, or on how to …

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Responsive Design: If Your Church Leadership Ideas Don’t Adapt For Size, You’re Behind The Curve

If you’re a leader in church growth or church health, take a look at your principles, your programs, your ideas and your innovations. Can they be adapted for churches from 2,000 to 200 to 20? If not, you’re behind the times. And you need to catch up. Responsive design isn’t an option anymore, it’s a …

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What About The Small, But NOT Struggling Church?

There are a lot of small churches in the world. Over 90 percent of all churches, by most counts. Yet perhaps the most common moniker used for small churches isn’t small and normal, it’s small and struggling.

When Jesus Got Angry

Almost every time I write or speak about the gentleness of Jesus, someone is quick to remind me that Jesus also got angry. Which is true. But with all that was written about Jesus by people who spent every day and night with him for several years (or, in Luke’s case, interviewed those eyewitnesses), there …

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The #1 Productivity Killer In Your Life – And Why It Will Always Win

As much as I strive to be more productive every day, I’ve realized that the #1 productivity killer in my life is something that I’ll never entirely overcome. Because the #1 productivity killer is the same for all of us. It’s life.

The #1 Productivity Killer In Your Life – And Why It Will Always Win

As much as I strive to be more productive every day, I’ve realized that the #1 productivity killer in my life is something that I’ll never entirely overcome. Because the #1 productivity killer is the same for all of us. It’s life.

11 Significant Differences Between 1 Church Of 1,000 And 10 Churches Of 100

Bigger churches do great things that small churches can’t do, and vice versa. Unfortunately, because of their size, the benefits of small congregations are seldom seen as readily as the benefits of big congregations. So here are a few typical benefits of a healthy big church (I’m using the baseline of 1,000), compared to the …

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