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SMALLER CHURCH NETWORK RESOURCES

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

You can support the ministries of the EPC by purchasing books through the links on each of the images below at Amazon.com. When you login to your Amazon account (or set up a new account), use smile.amazon.com and select "Evangelical Presbyterian Church" as your preferred charitable organization. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the EPC.

Dynamics of Small Town Ministry

Lawrence W. Farris

Herndon, Virginia:
The Alban Institute, 2000

Inside the Small Church

Anthony G. Pappas

Herndon, Virginia:
The Alban Institute, 2002

Leading the Small Church: How to Develop a Transformational Ministry

Glen C. Daman

Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Kregel, 2006

Left Behind in a Megachurch World: How God Works Through Ordinary Churches

Ruth A. Tucker

Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Baker Books, 2006

Sizing Up a Congregation for New Member Ministry

Arlin Rothauge

New York, New York:
The Episcopal Church (Education for Mission and Ministry Office), 1983.

Small Congregation, Big Potential: Ministry in the Small Membership Church

Lyle Schaller

Nashville, Tennessee:
Abingdon Press, 2003

Small, Strong Congregations: Creating Strengths and Health for Your Congregation

Kennon L. Callahan

San Francisco, California:
Jossey-Bass, 2000

The Healthy Small Church: Diagnosis and Treatment for the Big Issues

Dennis Bickers

Kansas City, Missouri:
Beacon Hill Press, 2005

The Little Church that Could: Raising Small Church Esteem

Steven E. Burt and Hazel Ann Roper

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania:
Judson Press, 2000

Turnaround Strategies for the Small Church

Ron Crandall

Nashville, Tennessee:
Abingdon Press, 1995

CHILDREN’S CURRICULUM FOR THE SMALL CHURCH

The resources below are Commended Resources of the EPC.

Kid Connection

Faith Alive Resources

Discovery Club

Pioneer Clubs

DOWNLOADABLE EPC RESOURCES

Comparing Types of Small Churches

Tables comparing types of small churches described by size and growth pattern.

Missional Church Primer for the EPC

Part of the Long Range Planning Committee’s work to “develop missional ethos and practice in denominational life.”

OTHER RESOURCES

ChuckWarnock.com

Blog formerly known as “Confessions of a Small Church Pastor”

SmallChurch.com

A Big Place for Small Churches

Small Church Leadership Network

Designed to encourage and leaders of small churches and assist in helping them become more effective in their ministry

The Outback Steakchurch

What would church planting would look like if done with the Outback Steakhouse method?

Village Missions

Developing spiritually vital country churches in rural North America

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