Redefining Success In Ministry (by Karl Vaters)
What is The Grasshopper Myth?
All the people we saw there are of great size. …We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them. – Numbers 13:32-33
- Reality #1: 80-90% of churches will never be larger than 250 people
- Reality #2: 99.9% of pastors will pastor a small church for at least some time in our ministry
- Reality #3: You can lead a small church well, without settling for less
Big Or Small? What’s the Difference?
Many big church principles don’t translate well to a small church context
Big church principles center on process, systems & curriculum
Small church principles center on relationships, culture & history
The law of large numbers: the bigger the crowd, the more predictably they behave
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