The Rise of the Small Church – Part 1: Attitudinal Shifts

Episode #288
February 9, 2023
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We are seeing many smaller churches become healthier and make great strides for the gospel. In this two-part series, Thom and Mark first look at the attitudinal shifts that took place with leaders of these smaller churches on the rise.

1. Understanding the micro-business revolution.

2. Resisting the attitude of “smaller is inferior.”

3. Resisting the attitude of basing your worth (and the worth of your church) on the size of the church.

4. Resisting the attitude that smaller churches have insufficient resources.

5. Resisting the attitude of comparison.



  • COMING SOON! Episode #289: “The Rise of the Small Church – Part 2: Action Shifts”


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