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Why “Get The Right People On The Bus” Doesn’t Always Work For A Small Church Staff

One of the biggest frustrations faced by small church pastors is a lack of resources, including so-called human resources. “If only I had more money, a better building, more people or the right people” they complain, “then we could really get something done at our church.”

There are so many problems with that mindset, starting with the idea that there are “right” and “wrong” people.

In God’s eyes there are no “right” people or “wrong” people, and there shouldn’t be in our eyes, either.

To address this issue, here’s an excerpt from my new book, Small Church Essentials, chapter 5, “Why Is My Church So Weird?”

The Church Is Stronger When Small Congregations Are Encouraged, Resourced And Engaged

The body of Christ can’t afford to alienate small churches any longer.

Especially since we make up 90 percent of churches, where half of all Christians attend, worship and minister.

If we want the body of Christ to remain strong, focused on mission and reaching our communities and world with the gospel of Jesus we can’t overlook the smaller congregations any more.

When small churches and their leaders feel valued and involved, they do better ministry.
When their voices are included in church leadership conversations, the body of Christ is better informed.

When their concerns are heard and addressed, small congregations get healthier, and the entire church is stronger, more united, and more fully engaged in the mission.

The Church Is Stronger When Small Congregations Are Encouraged, Resourced And Engaged

The body of Christ can’t afford to alienate small churches any longer.

Especially since we make up 90 percent of churches, where half of all Christians attend, worship and minister.

If we want the body of Christ to remain strong, focused on mission and reaching our communities and world with the gospel of Jesus we can’t overlook the smaller congregations any more.

When small churches and their leaders feel valued and involved, they do better ministry.
When their voices are included in church leadership conversations, the body of Christ is better informed.

When their concerns are heard and addressed, small congregations get healthier, and the entire church is stronger, more united, and more fully engaged in the mission.

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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