Browsing Archive: June, 2011

Take Time Out

Posted by Terry Reed on Tuesday, June 28, 2011,

Everyone needs time off, a vacation, a chance to think about things other than work. This is no less true for the small church pastor than anyone else.  Pastor, you need to get away from time to time.

Many pastors have trouble with this.  After all, we are called of God to this work and He will give us the extra energy we need to function.  Our job is not like others--souls hang in the balance and we must be there if we are going to minister to people.  We just don;t have time to get away.


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The Most Important Factor to Manage Change in the Small Church

Posted by Terry Reed on Saturday, June 11, 2011,

Wow what a title!  Long titles are not usually my thing...but sometimes there is no short way to say something.  And guess what?  There is no short way to bring about change in the small church.

Too many pastors go into a small church with the idea that they are going to bring about many changes that will lead the congregation into the new century and remarkable growth.  That very seldom happens.  Instead, a few years and a lot of tears later, the pastor departs for "greener pastures" and the ...

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Preaching is Important

Posted by Terry Reed on Friday, June 3, 2011,

  I recently read a post on a blog about small churches in which the writer said she loved everything about small church except she would hate to give up good Bible preaching.  There seems to be a misconception out there that a little congregation must have inferior preaching.

  Let me assure you that such is not the case.  I have been in hundreds of small churches and heard some of the finest preaching to be found.  It is true that many mega church pastors have people on staff to do extra res...

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