If you asked a few hundred church members what characteristics they were searching for in a pastor, what do you think they’d say? You don’t have to wonder. Thom Rainer asked that question a while ago and published the top ten responses on his blog last week. When I first read the list, I smiled.
I like megachurches. I wish there were more of them. I like Small Churches even more. I wish there were a lot more of them. The ministry of New Small Church is less than two months old, but I’m already noticing a disturbing mini-trend that I want to opt out of. It’s the tendency in
This is a big, bonus look inside the pages of The Grasshopper Myth. It’s the first half of the first chapter (about 7 pages worth). If you’re wondering whether-or-not to buy, read or recommend The Grasshopper Myth, this should help you decide. If you like what you read, pass it on to others by clicking any of the share buttons
Today’s post is by guest contributor and fellow Small Church blogger, Dave Jacobs. I read it on his website yesterday and had to pass it on. I was planning to add my thoughts to it, but the more I tried, the more my commentary just blunted its edges. It stands on it’s own. So I’ll just
Bigger isn’t always better. When pastors ask each other if our churches are growing, the question we’re always – and I mean always – asking is are we getting bigger? Every year our church fills out a report on the vital statistics of the congregation. If the only thing you knew about our church was