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In All Churches Great and Small, the authors make a compelling case that smaller is better when it comes to the church's ability to accomplish its mission. The authors cite research of church members that reveals that, when it comes to the vital qualities of strong churches' qualities such as growing spiritually, participating in the congregation, and having a sense of belonging, small churches have a decided advantage over larger churches.
The authors explore the ingredients of faithful, healthy churches, offering some 60 ideas for small churches that want to increase effectiveness in key areas such as worship, caring, praying, studying, giving, and witnessing. Featured is the Small Church Advantages Index, which lists five vital qualities of strong churches and seven essential qualities of healthy churches.
"While the book focuses on small churches, it is a good self-evaluation tool for churches of any size." Baptists Today May 2006
"In All Churches Great and Small many of the ideas suggested in these pages would be useful for small, medium, and large churches alike." Congregations Spring 2006
"This book will be helpful for leadership teams in any church, with an abundance of thoughtful follow-up suggestions for implementation. Innovative and thought-provoking ideas abound." Baptist Standard, May 2006
Rosie Farnsworth is an ordained minister who has held several elected positions in the community and leadership positions in the local church. She holds a B.S. from Wheaton College, and has been a serious student and teacher of the Bible for over fifty years.
Kirk and Rosie Farnsworth have been married for 54 years. Together, they co-pastor The Gathering Church in Kingston, WA and are also frequent presenters at conferences and church retreats.
Kirk Farnsworth, a licensed counselor and former college professor, is an award-winning author of fourteen books. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University.
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