Last month, Dixie Phillips, from “SGN Scoops” magazine, interviewed Karl Vaters about the origins of The Grasshopper Myth and NewSmallChurch.com. That interview, and Phillips’ review of the book, were combined into an article entitled “Small Churches Are a Big Deal”, which was printed on pages 25-26 of the April 2013 edition of SGN Scoops. Today’s post is a reprint of that review/interview.
It looks like Small Churches really are becoming a big deal. The Spring 2013 issue of Enrichment Journal is all about the big impact of Small Churches. Way to go, guys! There aren’t many magazines that would take an entire issue to do that. The last page of each issue is called the “Final Word”, and
Big churches are great. But they’re not built without a cost. And no one pays a higher price than the big church pastor. In a recent blog post, Ed Stetzer re-published the results of a 2011 survey taken by his ministry, Lifeway.com, in which he asked pastors what they felt about the ministry. His survey
What are we afraid of? So many churches and pastors act in fear and stay on defense when we should be acting in love and staying on offense. I’m not saying that we need to be offensive. Quite the opposite. A church on offense, a church that is aggressively offering concrete examples of Christ’s love to
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