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  • Benefits Of A Small Church

    Contributed by Ronald Thompson on Apr 17, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,664 views

    [My purpose is not to encourage stagnation in church growth, but to remind us of the benefits (and obligations) of a small church lest we become discouraged...]

    "THE BENEFITS OF A SMALL CHURCH" INTRODUCTION 1. Churches come in all sizes... a. Some are large, numbering in the thousands, even tens of thousands b. Some are small, with as few as two or more people meeting in a home 2. The definition of church sizes ...read more

  • Advantages Of A Strong Small Church Pt 1

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 4, 2018
     | 609 views

    This message shares some of my thinking from a brief exploration of the character and place of the small church. I credit a large measure of my thinking to the author of the "Grasshopper Myth" by Karl Vater. I include and credit a number of quotes to him

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “The Advantages of the Small Church” Introduction I have wrestled most of my ministry career with the subject of church growth and health; what constitutes success. Numerous movements and strategies have come and gone. Nearly all the ...read more

  • Advantages Of The Strong Small Church Pt 2

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 4, 2018
     | 255 views

    This message continued my reflections on the small church from part one.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “The Advantages of the Small Church” Pt 2 Review Many pastors of small congregations feel inferior or failures or intimidated by larger churches. I have wrestled most of my ministry career with the subject of church growth and health; what ...read more

  • I Yam What I Yam!

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Feb 11, 2014
     | 3,869 views

    A message of encouragement to small churches and their pastors.

    While I was cleaning up the building Monday morning the Holy Spirit and I had a nice conversation. If you have never talked with the Holy Spirit I highly recommend it. Jesus sent him when He left to comfort us, to teach us, and to remind us of what we have been taught. We talk to God a lot. We talk ...read more

  • Size Doesn't Matter

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jul 12, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,847 views

    A sermon for Celebration of Small Church Ministry Sunday

    Size Doesn’t Matter This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland. Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees the South to avoid a collision. Americans: Recommend you divert your course ...read more

  • Coming Home To Reflect

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Oct 22, 2015
     | 6,226 views

    Message for our first homecoming Sunday. This is a message to encourage a small church in decline.

    We went with the theme this Sunday of a homecoming dinner. So I decided to take a break from our study on our spiritual armor and speak today about coming home. There is something within God’s creatures that drives them to go back to a place they call home. We see it in salmon, which spend ...read more

  • When God Uses The Underdogs!

    Contributed by Izak Shipman on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 9,036 views

    A Sermon to stay commited and motivated even when you think you mean nothing, espesialy for small churches.

    Gen 14:1-16 A: Introduction: · Here we have the first war of the Bible: · Seems to me as if it was a huge war. · Something similar to Hitler’s war. It’s estimated that from 2 678 wars in the 12th century, the total increased to 13 835 in the first quarter of the 19th Century. Wilbur ...read more

  • Warts And All

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 852 views

    An introductory sermon for a series of sermons on the letters to the Corinthians. Outline taken from Chuck Warnock of Confessions of a Small Church Pastor

    Sermon for 1/6/2007 Introduction to Corinthians 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Introduction: A. Read 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 B. In the newsletter I said, The Corinthian church destroys the idea that the early church is a model for us to imitate! The early church as recorded in Acts is worthy of our ...read more

  • The Church - God's 'remnant'

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Mar 6, 2009
    based on 35 ratings
     | 34,646 views

    A sermon shared at a service at a small church to celebrate their 100th anniversary. A sermon to give encouragement and hope for the future.

  • The Dedication Of Temple And Ourselves Before The Lord!

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,378 views

    This outline can be used for the dedication of a building or people. It brings out how important the church is in our lives. In a big world, the small church has remained intimate. In a fast world, the small church has been steady. In an expensive world,

    THE DEDICATION OF TEMPLE AND OURSELVES! John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be ...read more

  • Ash Wednesday

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 27, 2004
    based on 92 ratings
     | 16,094 views

    Community Ash Wednesday service with 3 small churches. The comment at begining of Psalm 51 Related to David’s Sin conected to mark of the Ash.

    Create In Me A Clean Heart Psalms 51 Tonight as we gather as a unique church body. As we gather as Christians in Shannon Georgia we come as a unique body of Christ. We come as a small example of he church universal to a time when the church reviews itself and its actions and as individuals ...read more

  • Mission Impossible?

    Contributed by Fredrik Rich on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,024 views

    The main theme is mission, realistic mission as it might look today in a small church - it might be hard but not impossible (Also particularly suitable for Trinity Sunday).

  • A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 4, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,549 views

    A small church far away from Hurricane Katrina damage - what do we need to hear? It seems that Jesus would tell us to repent.

    Luke 13:1-5 - A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action Some of this sermon may sound familiar to you, and there’s good reason for it. Much of what I’m about to say, I preached after September 11, 2001. I felt it was time to dust it off and say it again. A pastor friend of mine, Denn ...read more

  • The Man Who Dropped Dead In Church

    Contributed by John Gaston on Aug 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,318 views

    God would rather have a small church that is pure than a large church whose commitment is watered down. With electricity, the larger the connection(wire), the more power can flow through it. This is true of the purity of the church.

    THE MAN WHO DROPPED DEAD IN CHURCH Acts 5:1-11 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: Neither Necessary 1. A pastor once met an old schoolmate and finding him a judge of good standing congratulated him upon his success in life. As they were parting, the pastor said to him, "And best of all, Judge, I find ...read more

  • Examples Set By A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,064 views

    Our encouragement today should be that almost two thousand years ago another small church, planted in a community probably not too unlike our own, became a model for other new churches throughout the world.

    Examples Set By a Healthy Church First Thessalonians 1:5-7 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church October 8, 2000 Introduction: Last week we looked at three characteristics or building blocks essential to building a healthy church. We saw through the church in ...read more