Practical Ministry Skills
Leveraging the Strengths of Small Churches
Identify your small church's inherent strengths to build exciting and effective ministry.
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"Small churches are uniquely equipped for ministry success in the twenty-first century," writes Brandon O'Brien in this resource. "They have many advantages over their larger counterparts, strengths specific to their size and situations that make them capable of doing effective ministry in a way that is difficult for larger churches to imitate. The trouble is, smaller congregations often behave like larger churches."

This 19-page resource has articles that offer insights and practices to help you build your ministry on the inherent strengths of a small church.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting."

This Resource contains all of the following:

The Strengths of Small Churches
Leveraging your church's strengths begins with rethinking success.

The Value of Authenticity
Why smaller churches can "keep it real."

Becoming an Authentic Church
A few suggestions for letting your true self shine.

Integrating Youth in the Life of the Church
Intergenerational ministry sets students on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.

Let the Little Children Come
These churches are learning to welcome children into their worship and mission.

Scaling Back Strategically (free sample)
Be intentional in the way you plan your church's programs.

Finding What Works
Streamlining programming means doing fewer things better.

Equipping the Saints
Help your congregants take ownership of the church's ministry.

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Also of Interest
Church Health
Rick Warren and other veteran leaders help you evaluate the health of your church.

Intentional Worship Space
Assess your church's facilities to see if they reflect your core values.

Building Below the Water Line
Shoring up the parts of leadership nobody (but God) sees.

Setting Goals and Measuring Results
Guide your team through making new goals or reviewing established ones.

Topics:Community impact, Core values, Focus, Health, Vision
Filters:Deacon, Elder, Family ministry, Generational ministry, Pastor, Pastoral care
References:James 1:27, Ephesians 4:11-12, Matthew 13:31-32
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Ratnam Bonigala

January 10, 2014  1:00am

1or 2 small church

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Mary Martin

August 24, 2013  12:07am

Wonderful.....I can use this for the church I'm attending to help it grow.

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