Despite the growing number of megachurches, 75 percent of churches still have a weekly attendance of 150 or less.
Glenn Daman, himself the pastor of two small churches, reminds readers that “the vitality of a congregation is not found in its size or its programs or budget. The vitality of a congregation is found in its fulfillment of God’s purpose for the church.” Offering neither trivial cliches nor quick fixes, Shepherding the Small Church acts as a manual for leaders, offering point-by point suggestions for small church ministry, mission, unity, and more. Chapter-by-chapter suggestions and several appendixes of helpful assessment tools help pastors and lay leadership work through the book together.
Shepherding the Small Church offers keys to effective church ministry, including: understanding the cultures of the community and the church, laying a theological foundation, learning to love God and others, developing a mission of reaching, teaching, and recruiting, and uniting the body through vision. Pastors and lay leaders should work through this resource together, using the chapter-by-chapter suggestions for implementation and several appendices of helpful assessment tools. Gives a wealth of advice and encouragement for pastors of the majority of American churches. 288-page paperback book.