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Leading the Small Church: How to Develop a Transformational Ministry

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This follow-up to Shepherding the Small Church exhorts pastors to take their leadership to a different level, one that is rooted in spiritual activities like preaching and discipleship instead of professional leadership strategies. (20061001)
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 9th 2006 by Kregel Academic & Professional
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Mike Crews
Feb 27, 2012 Mike Crews rated it it was amazing
This book is so full of good, solid Biblical theology as well as practical wisdom that I wish I had when I first entered the ministry. In my opinion Daman very accurately assesses both the problems and solutions that small church pastors like me need to hear. Some of my favorite quotes:
Methodology has become the new idol in the church.

Spiritual growth cannot be programmed or manipulated.

The need for clear biblical instruction is even more acute today-this age in which people are inundated wi
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Aaron
Mar 13, 2012 Aaron rated it really liked it
While this was overall a great book that correctly emphasized the importance of the preaching task in leading the church, there were some areas that I wonder about. Daman stresses that small churches are "family oriented." By this he means that decisions in small churches are made based upon relationships rather than necessity or effeciency. That is a correct observation, but often times that great truth (which can be a strength) is often times what causes small churches to become inwardly focus ...more
Brandon Current
Jul 15, 2015 Brandon Current rated it really liked it
Read and keep as resource. Glenn Daman lays out a thoroughly biblical perspective to the calling of pastoral ministry. He challenges to take a step back from the program driven, professionalism model of ministry and put the focus on watching our lives and our doctrine and developing close relationships with people. It is particularly geared towards ministry in rural communities, but his Biblical principles are true for any context of ministry. The book does tend to be a bit repetitive and could ...more
Shawn Willson
Mar 24, 2015 Shawn Willson rated it really liked it
At times the book can be repetitive, but I think that was by design. Laying the small church reminds pastors that the ministry is not about successful programs and numerical growth. The ministry is pointing people to God and shepherding the church. Pastors need regular reminders that we are working with a family and not overseeing an organization.
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