Inside the small church / Anthony G. Pappas, editor.
Contributor(s): Pappas, AnthonyMaterial type: TextPublisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Alban Institute, c2002Description: vi, 237 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 1566992516Other title: Small churchSubject(s): Small churches -- Leadership | Small churches -- Management | Small churches -- Missions
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"Harvesting the learnings"--Cover.
"An Alban Institute publication".
Includes bibliographical references.
Pt. I. Leading the small church. 1. Supporting small churches and their pastors / Sherry Walrath and Douglas Alan Walrath -- 2. Understanding authority in small churches / Richard Griffin -- 3. Five discourses about small-town ministry / Lawrence W. Farris -- 4. Ten ways to build a healthier congregation / Clay Smith -- 5. Fifteen steps for leading a stable rural church off the plateau / Gary E. Farley -- 6. The bivocational option / Stephen Norcross -- 7. Four myths about bivocational pastoring / Anthony G. Pappas -- 8. The small-church pastor: tourist, missionary, or anthropologist? / Anthony G. Pappas -- Pt. II. Loving the small church. 9. Raising small-church self-esteem: taking the high road / Steven Burt and Hazel Roper -- 10. Few members, many gifts / Loren B. Mead -- 11. The advantages and disadvantages of being a smaller-membership church / Gary E. Farley -- 12. A love letter to people in ordinary-sized churches / Caroline A. Westerhoff -- 13. Because we are a small church, we can... / Melvin G. Williams -- 14. Small churches: faithful remnants / Steven Burt -- Pt. 3. Building the capacity of the small church. 15. Building up, breaking up, getting up / Anthony G. Pappas -- 16. Building on the capacities of small-membership churches / Clay Smith -- 17. Cooking on a limited budget: maximizing the smaller-church's ministry potential / John M. Koessler -- 18. Gaining the rural advantage / Kenneth R. Marple -- 19. How can a small church grow? / Carl S. Dudley -- 20. Effective approaches to growth and stewardship in the small church / Perry Bell -- 21. No church door is completely open: making inclusion work / Kenneth R. Marple -- 22. Evangelism and tomorrow's small church / Anthony G. Pappas -- Pt. IV. The small church in mission. 23. Developing standards for small-church mission evaluation / Anthony G. Pappas -- 24. Rural remnant: a metaphor of mission for the rural church / John H. Bennett -- 25. Ecumenical shared ministry: last resort or God's will? / David Ray -- 26. Becoming a thirty-mile church / Gary E. Farley -- 27. Organizing for ministry and mission in Kentucky's rural churches / Bennett D. Poage -- 28. Twelve places that need new churches / Gary E. Farley -- 29. The challenges and opportunities social ministry brings to a small church / Douglas Alan Walrath -- 30. New realities require new responses / Anthony G. Pappas.