A Toolbox for Small Churches Paperback
A Spiritual and Practical Guide to Small Church Life
by Hilary Taylor;
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A Toolbox for Small Churches
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In spite of the regular research that suggests that healthy smaller churches are often more effective in reaching not-yet Christians, there is a great misconception that these smaller communities of faith are not really that important. For those who are daily living in the reality of the smaller church, this resource will certainly provide you with lots of practical encouragement and tools to assist you in your ministry and mission. For those who have not shared in this experience of being church, reading this might help you to understand and appreciate the valuable contribution many smaller churches are making.
A Toolbox for Small Churches by Hilary Taylor was published by Thankful Books in December 2007 and is our 23452nd best seller. The ISBN for A Toolbox for Small Churches is 9781905084142.
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A Toolbox for Small ChurchesTim Leffler, via The Good Book Stall
Hilary Taylor, the Small Church Enabler for the London Baptist Association, quotes figures that of the 2000 or so Baptist churches in the UK about 1000 have less than 40 members and 1500 less than 80. Of 1600 CofE parishes 47% had fewer than 40 adults in 2005. But is this a bad thing? Is big the only measure of success or is there more to church than dreaming of the big time? Hilary Taylor thinks there is!
For those who want to see their church community be effective in their locality, this book goes a long way to helping. It is what it says on the label: it is designed as a toolbox for use over and over again with different parts being useful to different members of each church community. This well crafted title has been written by someone who has got their hands dirty doing the work it extols and has also collated what has worked for others in bite-sized chunks that can be absorbed by most. Although it has been written with Baptist style church organisations in mind it is easy to cross-relate it to any church setting whether established and in a plateau, decline, growing or just setting out. Chapters include the obvious such as worship and children’s work to the not so immediately obvious such as charity law, finance and setting out vision and leadership goals. Peppered with practical tips and real life examples of churches own experiences, the book bases its foundations on the high value of Scripture and is bang up-to-date with a whole chapter devoted to resources gleaned from websites, organisations and enabling organisations.
This is a toolbox crowded with tools to equip; I hope it becomes a best seller.
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Details for A Toolbox for Small Churches
|Page last updated||19th October 2015|
|Author / Artist||Hilary Taylor|
|Publisher||Thankful Books (December 2007)|
|Number of Pages||256|