Small Membership Church Guidelines Resources


Small Membership Church Guidelines 2017-2020 Cover

The vast majority of United Methodist churches are small membership churches that can be and are vital places of ministry that matter. Most are situated in areas where there are people outside any faith community and have great potential for ministry. This Guidelines booklet will help you be an effective leader in your smaller church. These additional resources are referenced in the booklet. 

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Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches

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Brandon O’Brien, in “Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches,” notes five strengths that smaller churches can use with great effectiveness.
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MissionInsite is a demographic tool you can use to begin to know the composition of your neighborhood and community and to form appropriate questions to learn more.


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