By Sermoncentral on Jan 14, 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 19, 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 23, 2019
If your church is healthy, quit stressing about getting bigger. God may not be calling you to bigness.
By Sermoncentral on May 10, 2016
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 2, 2017
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
By Karl Vaters on Apr 24, 2017
Principles that make sense in a big church don't always work in a smaller one.
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 May 9, 2016
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 Ron Edmondson on Jan 4, 2017
Sometimes people don’t know how well they are doing.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Sep 9, 2016
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 12, 2016
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 Chris Surber on Oct 1, 2014
"Bigger churches can do things smaller cannot do. And little churches do things much larger churches can never do."
By Sermoncentral on Jan 2, 2015
After a few hit-and-miss attempts, our church has discovered a simple five-step process that can work for any small church.