Do you lead or attend a small church? The NC Conference Media Center offers three new books on the significance of small churches, rural churches, and opportunities for small church renewal.
These books can be borrowed by anyone associated with the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. We can even mail them to you! All you need to do is fill out the Resource Request Form.
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Small on Purpose: Life in a Significant Church by Lewis A. Parks; Abingdon Press, 2017.
Gain a better understanding of the significance of a small church and learn practical ways to streamline ministry for greater effectiveness.
God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church by Brad Roth, Foreword by Leonard Sweet; Herald Press, 2017.
Celebrate the significance of rural churches in this inspiring book that names how God is present and engaged out in the country. Winner of the Award of Merit, Christianity Today 2018 Book Awards, The Church / Pastoral Leadership category.
Small Church Checkup: Assessing Your Church’s Health and Creating a Treatment Plan by Kay Kotan and Phil Schroeder, Foreword by Dr. Lovett Weems; Discipleship Resources, 2017.
Assess the vitality of your small church and use the results to plan for the next steps on the journey.
Bonus Book: Youth Ministry
Small(er) Church Youth Ministry: No Staff, No Money, No Problem! by Brad Fiscus with Stephanie Caro, Foreword by Duffy Robbins; Abingdon Press, 2016.
Learn how to run a vibrant disciple-making youth ministry at a small church even if you have no budget and no youth minister.