Episode 313: Leading a Small Church in a Global Context

Does leading a small church in Europe look the same as leading a church in America? 

In Episode 313 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss pastoring a small church in a global setting. Here’s today’s question: 

My church plant is 2-years old and we have about 50 people attend each Sunday. The main pastor is in another city and visits twice a month to preach and to be with the core team. While he casts the mean vision, I am the person on the ground who is employed full-time. I preach, do administration, and facilitate meetings. In a situation like this, what is the best way to effectively organize the church? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to lead a church when you only have 50 people. 
  • Why church planters need to invest in leaders and the lost. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Don’t compare yourself to larger churches, but really focus in and see yourself as a missionary and read missionary-minded text.”–@danielsangi
  • “Don’t think that planting missional churches is the best description of your experience.”–
  • “As a church planter or pastor, you need to spend time with leaders and the lost.”–@danielsangi
  • “See the growth of the church through evangelism and keep pressing forward with that.”–

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