Monday, October 25, 2010

The Strategically Small Church by Brandon J. O'Brien


Blessed are the small...

Our culture's infatuation with bigness--bigger cars, bigger houses, bigger businesses--has infiltrated the church. But smaller doesn't equal second-rate. Leadership Journal editor and former pastor Brandon O'Brien shows how small churches are uniquely equipped for success in today's culture.

O'Brien celebrates churches that are taking full advantage of their small size and analyzes how other churches can learn from their strategies. For example, strategically small churches:

facilitate a higher level of commitment from laypeople
focus attention on fewer programs, increasing effectiveness
nurture close relationships across age and life-experience barriers

But perhaps most important, O'Brien asks churches to rethink what it means to be successful. Sometimes small is just right.


Brandon J. O’Brien works at Leadership journal as assistant editor and writer for their popular blog, Out of Ur. Leadership is read by 70,000 pastors and church leaders. Brandon holds a BA from Ouachita Baptist University and an MA in church history from Wheaton College. He served as pastor of two small congregations right out of college. Brandon lives in the western suburbs of Chicago.

To purchase this book, visit here or look at your local Christian bookstore.


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