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preaching article 10 Reasons Small Churches Tend to Stay Small
10 Reasons Small Churches Tend to Stay Small
Shared By: Joe McKeever on February 15, 2010
Summary: After working for years among hundreds of small congregations, Joe McKeever speaks to the subtle growth barriers that tend to go unnoticed or unaddressed in stagnant churches.
preaching article Remembering Why You Said Yes to Pastoring
Remembering Why You Said Yes to Pastoring
Shared By: Chuck Warnock on February 22, 2010
Summary: There are times in a pastor's life when the clarity of our call fades, discouragement clouds our memory, and we wonder, "Why did I ever want to be a pastor?"
preaching article Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches
Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches
Shared By: Brandon O'Brien on June 14, 2010
Summary: Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Smaller Churches Have at Least Five Advantages—Do You Know Them?
Smaller Churches Have at Least Five Advantages—Do You Know Them?
Shared By: Brandon O'Brien on March 18, 2015
Summary: Leverage these characteristics, and you'll see greater ministry success.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 2:1-3:8
preaching article Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better: 3 Reasons I'm Convinced God Most Often Builds His Church Small
Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better: 3 Reasons I'm Convinced God Most Often Builds His Church Small
Shared By: Chris Surber on November 16, 2013
Summary: God uses big churches for certain Kingdom jobs, and God uses little churches for specific assignments.
preaching article Is Your Church Stuck or Just Small?
Is Your Church Stuck or Just Small?
Shared By: Karl Vaters on June 4, 2014
Summary: If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
preaching article Who Says Bigger Is Better? 3 Reasons I'm Convinced God Works Through Small Churches
Who Says Bigger Is Better? 3 Reasons I'm Convinced God Works Through Small Churches
Shared By: Chris Surber on October 1, 2014
Summary: "Bigger churches can do things smaller cannot do. And little churches do things much larger churches can never do."
preaching article Smaller Churches Can Do Discipleship—Without Wearing Out the Pastor
Smaller Churches Can Do Discipleship—Without Wearing Out the Pastor
Shared By: Karl Vaters on January 2, 2015
Summary: After a few hit-and-miss attempts, our church has discovered a simple five-step process that can work for any small church.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article The Best Way to Promote Church Growth? Support Small Churches
The Best Way to Promote Church Growth? Support Small Churches
Shared By: Karl Vaters on March 22, 2016
Summary: I want as many people as possible, all over the world, to know Jesus. The good news of the gospel can’t be confined within the walls of my church, the distinctives of my denomination, the borders of my country, or the customs of my culture.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Don't Like Small Churches? Me Neither
Don't Like Small Churches? Me Neither
Shared By: Karl Vaters on May 10, 2016
Summary: The problems most people have with small churches aren’t about size, they’re about sickness. And sickness can happen in churches of any size.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 1:15-6:23
preaching article Why Growth is Harder In a Small Church – And Change Is Essential
Why Growth is Harder In a Small Church – And Change Is Essential
Shared By: Karl Vaters on July 30, 2016
Summary: Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.
based on 3 ratings
preaching article 8 Reasons Why Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark
8 Reasons Why Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark
Shared By: Carey Nieuwhof on September 9, 2016
Summary: While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
preaching article Why Successful Churches Aren’t Turning the World Upside-Down – But the Outcasts Might
Why Successful Churches Aren’t Turning the World Upside-Down – But the Outcasts Might
Shared By: Karl Vaters on October 14, 2016
Summary: Jesus was the most culture-challenging, paradigm-shifting, tradition-breaking, change agent who ever lived.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: none
preaching article 6 Things Church Leaders Need to Know About Small Churches
6 Things Church Leaders Need to Know About Small Churches
Shared By: Karl Vaters on November 12, 2016
Summary: Ninety percent of the churches on earth are under 200 people. Eighty percent are under 100. There may be no segment of the church that is more normative. But they may also be the most misunderstood.
preaching article A Word to the Small Town Pastor
A Word to the Small Town Pastor
Shared By: Ron Edmondson on January 4, 2017
Summary: Sometimes people don’t know how well they are doing.