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 
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
Giving and Receiving Feedback
In "Giving and Receiving Feedback," you'll find a series of forms—as well as some tips—for conducting surveys and evaluations in your church.

Ministry to Refugees and Immigrants
Learn about reaching your cross-cultural neighbors.

The 4 Religious Types
How personality influences our perception of God.

Four Beatitudes for Leadership
Refocus your ministry with these values.

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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