By SermonCentral on Jan 13, 2021
When it comes to small groups, what works for big churches may not work for small churches.
By Brandon O'brien on Feb 19, 2018
Brandon O'Brien offers five strengths that he believes are inherent in small congregations, which can leverage these characteristics for ministry success.
By SermonCentral on Apr 18, 2021
Where are all the great small churches?
Would you know one if you saw one?
They exist. There’s no doubt about that. There are great small churches in every country, serving every ethnic group and in virtually every language. They worship in every imaginable liturgical style and they meet in every type of building – including no building at all.
By SermonCentral on Jan 22, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
By SermonCentral on Jul 3, 2023
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.
By Chris Surber on Nov 19, 2018
God uses big churches for certain Kingdom jobs, and God uses little churches for specific assignments.
By Karl Vaters on May 25, 2022
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 6, 2018
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.
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 10, 2018
Small groups help churches grow because they help strangers become great friends. People stay at churches where they find friends because friendship covers a multitude of sins. Small groups involve us in others’ lives and really invest us in the church. These friendships eventually turn into deep, meaningful connections that can last a lifetime.
By SermonCentral on Feb 14, 2022
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.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jul 14, 2023
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.
By SermonCentral on Nov 11, 2021
After a few hit-and-miss attempts, our church has discovered a simple five-step process that can work for any small church.
By Karl Vaters on May 18, 2022
Principles that make sense in a big church don't always work in a smaller one.
By Glenn Packiam on Jul 6, 2023
Small groups are a perfect example of how pastors may learn from researchers. At many church conferences, pastors speak confidently of their latest, greatest small group model, sure that it is the new breakthrough in discipleship.
By SermonCentral on Apr 29, 2021
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.