In my last post, Grow It or Close It? Is there a Third Option for Struggling Small Churches?, we established that a struggling small church can become a healthy small church.
But there’s an inevitable question that follows. Namely, how?
How do we help a church move from small and struggling to small and healthy? Maybe even small and strong, small and innovative, even (dare we imagine it) small and world-changing.
Not surprisingly, there are as many ways, styles and methods to do this as there are churches. But there are some universal truths, too.
If we’re going to have any hope of leading a small, struggling church into becoming a small, healthy church, there is an essential first step we cannot avoid. Don’t worry, you can do it.
Step #1: Stop Assuming that Smallness is a Problem to Be Fixed