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Empowering the Next Generation: Children's Ministries Today

Fall 2001

Ministry in the Smaller Congregation


Ask The Superintendent–no Little Pastors; No Little Places

Interview With Thomas E. Trask

Prudent advice from one who knows what it takes to be a successful small-church pastor.

Ministering Effectively In The Smaller-Church Culture And Community

By Dean L. Grabill

In a culture that worships at the altar of success and size, is successful small-church ministry paradoxical? This author doesn’t think so.

New Life For Dying Churches!

Interview With Kerry Andrews, Kim Kruger, and Mark Rose

Honest talk with three pastors of turnaround churches.

Understanding Your Rome

By Glenn C. Daman

In the process of establishing direction for the smaller church, it is necessary to have a cultural understanding of the community? Here are six steps to help you in that process.

Transforming The Smaller Church

By Robert E. Logan and Gary Reinecke

Leading and navigating change in a smaller, struggling congregation requires a blueprint. Here are eight characteristics essential to a healthy church and nine steps to get there.

Transitioning–A Strategic Plan

By Milton J. Krans

Transitioning strategies to turn a dying church into a thriving church.

Smaller Churches Can Do It Better–How To Take Advantage Of Your Size

By Stephen Lim

Good news: Your church’s size can help rather than hinder effectiveness in ministry.

Empowering Team Leaders In The Smaller Church

By John Spurling

How to build a team-ministry model in the smaller church.

In The Shadow Of A Giant

By Greg Asimakoupoulos

Shadow churches have reason to celebrate the giants in their backyard.

Overcoming Discouragement In The Smaller Church

By Steve R. Bierly

Your worst days in ministry may be behind you. How to overcome the small-church blues.

Evangelizing The Smaller Church

By Ron Blauvelt

Churches that are charting a course for evangelizing the smaller community demonstrate these five characteristics.

Managing Conflict In The Smaller Church

By James D. Wilkins

Easing the pain of conflict and generating good health in your life and congregation.

Bivocational Ministry: Legitimate Strategy Or Necessary Evil?

By Chris Rainey

Rethinking bivocational ministry–understanding its unique place in Kingdom work.

Ministry Resources For Smaller Churches

By Steve Mills

A complete list of ministry resources for the small-church pastor.


Maintaining Balance In Ministry

By Victor Parachin

A healthy mind and spirit living in a healthy body should be every minister’s goal. Here are seven steps for maintaining balance in your life and ministry.

Biblical Preaching For A New Generation

By Michael VanDoren

How to deliver an unchanging truth to a changing world.

Global University–reaching The World For Christ

Interview with Ronald Iwasko

A candid conversation with the president of Global University on the strategic alliance of Berean University and ICI.


Word Study

A Sabbath Day's Journey

By Stanley M. Horton

Theological Enrichment

Encountering Generational Curses

By Opal S. Reddin

Managing Your Ministry

Employee Discipline in the Church

By Lynne Haggerman

Preaching That Connects

How To Tell a Great Story

By Craig Brian Larson

The Leaders Edge

Catch and Release

By Jesse Miranda

Clergy, church & Law

Undue Influence

By Richard R. Hammar

Worship in the Church

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders

By Tom McDonald

We Build People

How to Have an Effective Christian Education Ministry

By LeRoy R. Bartel

Salt & Light

Evangelism in the Smaller Church

By David B. Crabtree

For Women in Ministry

Thriving in the Smaller Church

By Kristy Dykes

Counselors Corner

Premarital Coaching

By Earl Creps

Financial Concepts

Preliminary Planning for Your Church's Capital and Facility Needs

By Randall K. Barton


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