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The Small Membership Church

Lyle Schaller

The Small Membership Church

Lyle Schaller

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One of America's leading church consultants shows why he believes the small membership church has a bright and promising future if the leaders will adapt to new roles in the culture. Lyle Schaller presents 44 alternative scenarios that can lead to a better use of resources and more focused energies in ministry.

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For nearly four centuries, the small congregation has been the dominant institutional expression of Protestant Christianity. Meanwhile the societal context for the small Protestant church has changed from supportive to neutral to--in many places--a hostile environment. The small church thrived in a society once dominated by small institutions that were friendly and supportive. But today, small churches cope in a world of large institutions that do not make any effort to be supportive of organized religion. For example, consider the retail chain stores that make no effort to stay closed before noon on Sunday mornings.

Lyle Schaller demonstrates that the small membership church has a bright and promising future if the leaders will adapt to new roles in the culture. He suggests many alternative scenarios that can lead to better use of resources and more focused energies in ministry.



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One of America's leading church consultants shows why he believes the small membership church has a bright and promising future if the leaders will adapt to new roles in the culture. Lyle Schaller presents 44 alternative scenarios that can lead to a better use of resources and more focused energies in ministry.
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For nearly four centuries, the small congregation has been the dominant institutional expression of Protestant Christianity. Meanwhile the societal context for the small Protestant church has changed from supportive to neutral to--in many places--a hostile environment. The small church thrived in a society once dominated by small institutions that were friendly and supportive. But today, small churches cope in a world of large institutions that do not make any effort to be supportive of organized religion. For example, consider the retail chain stores that make no effort to stay closed before noon on Sunday mornings.

Lyle Schaller demonstrates that the small membership church has a bright and promising future if the leaders will adapt to new roles in the culture. He suggests many alternative scenarios that can lead to better use of resources and more focused energies in ministry.


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Lyle Schaller

Schaller is the most widely read and respected writer on congregational life today.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 87570
  • Product Code 0687387183
  • EAN 9780687387182
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Jan 1995
  • Dimensions 217 x 151 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.192kg

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