Book Reviews: Andy’s 2023 Reading Experience


THE BIG PICTURE FOR SMALLER CHURCHES – by John Benton

John Benton writes as the pastor of a small church, encouraging small churches that they can “thrive and survive as a small congregation”. He describes how there are certain things that can really discourage small churches while at the same time pointing out the benefits of small congregations in impacting people’s lives. He suggests there are five things that small churches can excel at, and if they do, they will have meaningful ministry:

  1. Quality Presence
  2. Quality Welcome
  3. Quality Teaching
  4. Quality Hospitality
  5. Quality Prayer

And then he concludes with some ideas on how to fight discouragement in small churches. You will be encouraged to value your small church and make it the best small church it can be.

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