This week I interviewed Rick Hiemstra, a former small church pastor, now serving as the Director of Research at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
Rick and I talk about a wide variety of subjects, including the Church Growth Movement, technology and how it has affected the way we approach pastoring.
Some helpful insights include:
- What has people’s attention is what shapes them, and technology has radically altered what has our attention
- How technology has shaped people’s expectations for their church and their pastor
- How technology subconsciously changed pastors from shepherds to content producers
- The important difference between “growth” and “scale”
- How small churches are especially suited to meet the changing needs of a world whose attention is so easily diverted
And much more.
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