How Excellence Looks Different In Small Churches, with Erik Reed (Ep 040)

Trying to imitate a big church is lame. Yes, lame. There's a better way forward.

In this episode I interview Erik Reed, a pastor in Nashville TN.

This conversation is, surprisingly, based on a Twitter thread Erik wrote about how excellence in smaller churches looks different than it does in bigger churches.

Erik and I talk about:

  • The dangers of small churches trying to imitate larger churches
  • The attractiveness of authenticity
  • The importance of investing our time and resources wisely
  • Examples of what small-church excellence actually looks like

Instead of pushing for the technical “wow” factor, we need to remember that people who come to a smaller church are looking for us to do the small, relational things well, so that’s where we should put our energy.

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