Small Churches

Small Churches are different than big churches. Not better. Not worse. Different.

Especially in times of crisis, trauma and rebuilding, small churches function very differently than our friends in medium and big churches. That’s why SPARK was created – to help smaller congregations navigate their way back to health and wholeness. The tools below are specifically about the small church experience as distinct from the big church experience.


Locked Down In A Small Town: Rural Ministry During COVID-19

Pastors in small towns and rural areas are on the front lines of ministry right now. They bear the needs of their church members deeply. Yet they and their churches probably feel unseen, undervalued and under-resourced.

Adapting & Recovering To COVID-19 (Podcast with 95Network)

We’ve all seen the importance of adapting, but we’re also approaching a time where we need a plan for recovery.

Recruiting Volunteers In A Small Church

Intentional mentoring is a great way to expand your church’s capacity for effective ministry and fulfill our mandate to make disciples and equip God’s people.

Quit Trying To Fix Your Church’s Ministries – Until You Do This First

Church health is not about making our current ministries better, it’s about doing better ministry.

Small Church Finances: 2 Security Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

Church health is not about making our current ministries better, it’s about doing better ministry.

Small Church Finances: 4 Budgeting Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

hurch health is not about making our current ministries better, it’s about doing better ministry.


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