By Ray Hollenbach on Mar 19, 2019
We've lined up the chairs in neat little rows and called it grace. We never noticed: it has broken free.
By Rev J.r. Vassar on Mar 21, 2022
From small mistakes to colossal meltdowns, we are all too familiar with the pain and shame of failure.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 14, 2021
When it comes to small groups, what works for big churches may not work for small churches.
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 Chris Surber on Nov 19, 2018
God uses big churches for certain Kingdom jobs, and God uses little churches for specific assignments.
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 John Gilman Ii on Jun 11, 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 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 Ron Edmondson on Mar 8, 2022
Sometimes people don’t know how well they are doing.
By Karl Vaters on May 26, 2022
Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges.
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 Karl Vaters on May 19, 2022
Principles that make sense in a big church don't always work in a smaller one.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 15, 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 Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 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 Sermoncentral on Apr 30, 2021
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.