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Strategically Small Church Intimate, Nimble, Authentic, and Effective

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ISBN-10: 0764207830

ISBN-13: 9780764207839

Edition: 2010

Authors: Brandon J. O'Brien, Jim Belcher

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Brandon O'Brien helps pastors and church leaders understand that a smaller church is sometimes better than a big one. He demonstrates the strengths of small congregations, including that today's church "shoppers" want services that are local, personal, and intimate. Also, small churches provide space to nurture close relationships across age and lifestyle barriers, and they facilitate a higher level of commitment from laypeople. And small church budgets are often more effective because of greater efficiency. The Strategically Small Church will encourage small-church pastors in their ministries and challenge them to play to their strengths.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.38" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Brandon J. O'Brien (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Ouachita Baptist University and Director of OBU at New Life Church. O'Brien is a senior editor for Leadership Journal and is coauthor of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes with Randy Richards.

Jim Belcher (PhD, Georgetown) is President of Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California and former associate professor of practical theology at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the founding and former lead pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newport Beach, California, where he served from 2000-2010 and led a period of steady growth. He is the author of the award-winning book Deep Church.

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