Why Are There So Many Unhealthy Small Churches? (Don’t Worry, It’s Good News)

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“I like the idea of small churches. But if they’re so great, why do I see so many more unhealthy small churches than unhealthy big churches?”

A small church pastor asked me that question recently. Not from cynicism or unkindness. It was out of genuine concern for a reality he saw.

The truth is that while the vast majority of unhealthy churches are small, the vast majority of small churches are not unhealthy.

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2 thoughts on “Why Are There So Many Unhealthy Small Churches? (Don’t Worry, It’s Good News)”

  1. Sad truth is the majority of churches I’ve either served or attended are unhealthy. I suspect it is part and parcel of being in communities with declining populations and isolated locations.

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