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  • Benefits Of A Small Church

    Contributed by Ronald Thompson on Apr 17, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,553 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
     | 406 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
     | 193 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
     | 3,755 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 23 ratings
     | 1,748 views

    A sermon for Celebration of Small Church Ministry Sunday

  • Coming Home To Reflect

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Oct 22, 2015
     | 6,089 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
     | 8,915 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

  • The Church - God's 'remnant'

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Mar 6, 2009
    based on 35 ratings
     | 34,066 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.

    John 15:1-11 Psalm 46 Brothers and sisters in Christ, we join together this morning, members, friends, family and brothers and sisters from local churches, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this church. On special occasions like anniversaries it is natural to look back over the past, to ...read more

  • Warts And All

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 818 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 Dedication Of Temple And Ourselves Before The Lord!

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,275 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
     | 15,970 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

  • A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 4, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,474 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

  • Mission Impossible?

    Contributed by Fredrik Rich on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,828 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).

  • Examples Set By A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,032 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

  • Standing On The Rubbishes

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,315 views

    Revised from an earlier message for a small church trying to affirm a new direction: Focus on what you have accomplished, know the heart of Christ for His church, confirm loving relationships.

    Bethesda First Baptist Church, Bethesda, MD October 3, 2004 Some things end, but are not completed. Other things are completed, but do not end. There is a world of difference between the two. Some things end, but are not completed. Some things stop, unfinished. All these recent ...read more