Small Churches

By Beckett Stokes
Several small congregations in the Diocese of Colorado are growing and thriving as a result of their adoption of a shared leadership model.
In our latest blog, Greg Syler sets the stage for talking about stewardship with an examination of post-Covid Episcopal parishes. “First step before launching this year’s stewardship campaign should be a serious examination o…
A resource offering a brief overview of church size theory that can be used by lay leaders or clergy to explain how church size effects the culture of a congregation.
By Brent Owens
In the first of a two-part series, the Rev. Brent Owens writes that when you're down, you're not out.
By Sharon Richy Turner
Is the Internet the 'Promised Land' for congregational communication? Sharon Richy Turner explores how churches are using Internet based resources to share the Good News.
By Estela López
Estela Lopez shares the story of the rebirth of a struggling church in Texas. A shared vision and inviting all members to become leaders are central to the success of this ministry. (Also available in Spanish.)
What makes your church a family?
By Kelly Sundberg Seaman
Kelly Sundberg Seaman shares her experience of becoming full-time, the many benefits it brought her and her congregations.
By Betsy Fisher
St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, New York was a parish of 16 when priest Elizabeth Fisher accepted their call 10 years ago. “Inspired by the Mustard Seed” shares the story of a tiny church with a mission to do gr…
By David Paulsen; Introduction by Nancy Davidge
In 2012, neighbors believed the church was closed. It wasn’t. Four years later, there are visible signs of life at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. “Peace Garden” by David Paulsen, with an introduction by Nancy D…