Small Church

Should Young Pastors Prefer a Large or Small Church?

"Theodore Cuyler took on this question in his book How To Be a Pastor.... His answer is straightforward, his reasoning compelling. It is worth considering today. 'I answer unhesitatingly, the small church.' ...He offers a three-pronged defense of his position." - Challies

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Is the small, single full time clergy staff church a luxury churches can no longer afford?

"I see solid, educated, selfless, dedicated pastors around me who are full time clergy in churches of 40 to 60 in attendance. Is giving by a group this size enough to support a full time pastor adequately? Do members give per capita sufficient to cover a $50,000 or more salary cost by their minister? Depends, I suppose, on the church." - SBC Voices

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“... small churches are not a problem to be fixed, a virtue to be praised or an excuse to do shoddy work.”

"...since these misconceptions about small churches keep persisting, let’s take a look at them, one at a time: 1. Small Churches Are Not a Problem: Just because a church is small does not mean that it is broken, lazy, visionless, ingrown, poorly led or theologically faulty." - Church Leaders

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“When healthy small churches grow, they become healthy big churches. When unhealthy small churches grow, they become unhealthy big churches.”

"Being small does not mean that something is broken. But if something is broken, you can’t fix it by making it bigger. Bigger fixes nothing." - Church Leaders

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