From $1.06 and 25 People to a $700,000 Budget and a Church of 450 – An Interview with Jonathan Smith

Episode #707
July 27, 2021
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Imagine a church on life support one year that has moved to thriving within a few years. Though you’ve heard of church turnarounds, you’ve rarely heard a story this dramatic. Sam and Thom interview Jonathan Smith with Texas Baptists to hear about this God-sized story.

  • Tell us the background of this church up to the point of its near-death experience.
  • How long did it take to get to the point in the title of this podcast?
  • What were some of the key factors in the turnaround?
  • What were some of the biggest obstacles to the turnaround?
  • What are some key transferable principles from this story for other churches?




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