Helping The Small Church Grow
What Are The Unique Strengths Of The Small Church
|A small church in a home in |
the middle of a Leper Colony
Ten Reasons Why Small Churches Don’t Grow
In other churches when a vote is taken everyone looks at a certain man or woman to see if they vote for or against an issue and they vote along those lines. They are simply acknowledging the real source of authority and power in the church. Particularly in smaller churches, rarely is the formal structure of authority the actual source of authority. If the power kluge is not pro-growth the efforts of a pastor to move the church forward in evangelistic growth are often thwarted. Increased size means a loss of power when growth starts to occur and often the power kluge subverts the real purpose of the church and it's task of making disciples. The control of the power kluge weakens as the size of the group goes over 40 but depending on a variety of other factors can be a real threat to all single cell or saturated single cell churches up to the 140 size barrier.
|The horizontal axis represents the number of |
unchurched relationships. The vertical axis
is the time one has been a Christian. Note that as
the time a person has been a Christian increases
the fewer non Christian relationships the Christian has.