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Inside the small church

Author: Anthony Pappas
Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : Alban Institute, ©2002.
Series: Harvesting the learnings series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Pappas
ISBN: 1566992516 9781566992510
OCLC Number: 53132570
Description: vi, 237 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Leading the small church. Supporting small churches and their pastors / Sherry Walrath and Douglas Alan Walruth --
Understanding authority in small churches / Richard Griffin --
Five discoveries about small-town ministry / Lawrence W. Farris --
Ten ways to build a healthier congregation / Clay Smith --
Fifteen steps for leading a sable rural church off the plateau / Gary E. Farley --
The bivocational option / Stephen Norcross --
Four myths about bivocational pastoring / Anthony G. Pappas --
The small-church pastor : tourist, missionary, or anthropologist --
pt. 2. Loving the small church. Raising small-church self-esteem : taking the high road / Steven Burr and Hazel Roper --
Few members, many gifts / Loren B. Mead --
The advantages and disadvantages of being a smaller-membership church / Gary E. Farley --
A love letter to people in ordinary-sized churches / Caroline A. Westerhoff --
Because we are a small church, we can ... / Melvin G. Williams --
Small churches : faithful remnants / Steven Burt. pt. 3. Building the capacity of the small church. Building up, breaking up, getting up / Anthony G. Pappas --
Building on the capacities of small-membership churches / Clay Smith --
Cooking on a limited budget : maximizing th smaller church's ministry potential / John M. Koessler --
Gaining the rural avantage / Kenneth R. Marple --
How can a small church grow? / Carl S. Dudley --
Effective approaches to growth and stewardship in the small church / Perry Bell --
No church door is completely open : making inclusion work / Kenneth Marple --
Evangelism and tomorrow's small church / Anthony G. Pappas --
pt. 4. The small church in mission. Developing standards for small-church mission evaluation / Anthony G. Pappas --
Rural remnant : a metaphor of mission for the rural church / John H. Bennett --
Ecumenical shared ministry : last resort or God's will? / David Ray --
Becoming a thirty-mile church / Gary E. Farley --
Organizing for ministry and mission in Kentucky's rural churches / Bennett D. Poage --
Twelve places that need new churches / Gary E. Farley --
The challenges and opportunities social ministry brings to a small church / Douglas Alan Walrath --
New realities require new responses / Anthony G. Pappas.
Series Title: Harvesting the learnings series.
Responsibility: Anthony G. Pappas, editor.
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