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Many small membership churches have lost the way and are struggling to survive.
The Hope for the Small Membership Church Workshop helps churches find their purpose for serving God and then helps them live out their purpose. ...Read more
The United Methodist Rural Advocates presents four workshops to help your church grow in the areas of Mission, Leadership, Vision, and Evangelism. Workshop leaders understand the small membership church and will help your local church leaders develop and lead both church and community. ...Read more
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The Lay Academy can help laity take the first step into ministry.
Many have felt the call to ministry. The call may have come when you:
- Were in high school or college and thought God cannot be serious.
- Sat in church listening to the sermon, a hymn, and knew God ...Read more
Are you "sort of angry" about the struggles of small churches to survive? If you are like me, you realize we live in a day and age where small membership churches are struggling. Some are in hospice mode, others existing, and still others just surviving. One major factor affecting the ...Read more
Annie, who is eight going on nine, and Maria, who is ten, attend Sunday School and worship at the small membership church I serve. They read scripture, lead prayers, lead the responsive reading, and light candles with other children in the church. On any given Sunday, they can be heard ...Read more
Some rural churches in the United States face a gloomy future when they try to rely on full-time clergy to fill their pulpit. In many cases, even yoking with other churches will not provide enough income to support full time pastoral leadership. Small membership churches wanting to move beyond survival ...Read more