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Author Parks, Lewis, author

Title Small on purpose : life in a significant church / Lewis A. Parks
Published Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2017]
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Contents Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: An Exercise in Selective Amnesia; Naming Church; The Gifts of the Spirit to Every Church of Any Size; Memory Restored; Chapter 2: Maintaining Worship; Clues to Local Religious Creativity; The Search for Local Religious Creativity; Maintaining with Excellence; Chapter 3: Soul Care; Soul Care and Church Size; Soul Care and Stories; Soul Care with Excellence; Chapter 4: Order; The Great Campaign against Chaos; Dynamic Equilibrium; Chapter 5: Buildings; First Appreciate . . .; Then Act
The Special Case of a Small Church in an Oversized BuildingChapter 6: A Significant Church; Is the Small Church You Talk about a Fiction?; How Serious Can You Be with a Part-Time Pastor?; What If You Are on the Wrong Side of History?; Notes
Summary Your small church can do ministry that is unique and necessary in your community. Learn how and celebrate!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 5, 2017)
Subject Small churches.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501827332 (electronic bk.)
9781501827334 (electronic bk.)