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Small Church Hall of Fame: Jesus Was a Small Church Pastor

Jesus was a Small Church pastor? I think so. Let me show you. Jesus didn’t pastor the crowds. He taught them. Just before teaching and eventually feeding the largest crowd recorded in the Gospels, Jesus called them “sheep without a shepherd”. That’s like calling them “a church without a pastor.” Think about that. Jesus was

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Small Church Choices – Make More of Them

“The reason your church stays small is because you’re making Small Church choices.” That quote has been repeated many times as an undisputed Church Growth Movement truism. But it’s inside-out. My church isn’t small because I make Small Church choices. I make Small Church choices because my church is small. And I plan to keep

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The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Looking Ahead

Imagine how different the world would look, if over billion people transformed by the Gospel of Jesus strategically placed by the hand of God in groups averaging 50 or so tucked into every corner of the world decided to really say “yes” to God. The Gospel of Jesus, packaged in Small Churches, is the most

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The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: How Did We Miss This?

How can one billion people be doing something, and the world not stand up and take notice? More specifically, how can one billion people be doing something within a very narrowly defined niche, and the leaders in that niche not value it? Imagine if there were one billion people who preferred adding a tablespoon of

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The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Fan the Flame

How can we activate the astonishing power of Small Churches? Over one billion people worship Jesus in Small Churches tucked into every corner of the globe. What could we possibly do to light the fuse that would allow us to tap into this astonishing potential? How would we structure it? What should we tell them

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The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Strategic Placement

If Small Churches were a country, we’d be the second largest nation on earth. And China had better watch out, because when you contrast their one-child-per-family policy to the Christian revivals sweeping through Africa, Latin America and Asia, Small Churches will soon be looking at China in the rear-view mirror, too. But the astonishing power of Small

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The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Over One Billion Served

There are more than 2.2 billion Christians in the world. Almost 1/3 of the world’s population. 100–150 million of them attend megachurches. That is something to thank God for. But over half the Christians on earth are involved in churches with less than *250 people in them. Which, when you do some basic math, leads to

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Why Be Innovative? The Amazing Advantage of the Small Church

Why bother? Your church is small. You don’t have enough money, people or facilities to be innovative, do you? That’s precisely the reason we must be innovative. Some of the world’s greatest ideas, products and revolutions came about, not because someone had unlimited money and resources, but precisely because they did not. Their lack what

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Ramps vs. Signs – How to Be On Offense Without Being Offensive

What are we afraid of? So many churches and pastors act in fear and stay on defense when we should be acting in love and staying on offense. I’m not saying that we need to be offensive. Quite the opposite. A church on offense, a church that is aggressively offering concrete examples of Christ’s love to

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