How often do you hear people talking about other churches like:
“We can’t compete with the megachurch in our town!”
“A new church was started two blocks from us. We’ve got plenty of churches without them!”
“The church brought another one of their campuses near us. It’s totally unethical what they are doing.”
“We can’t reach young families. They all go to the big church that has all the children’s and student stuff.”
“We don’t have the money or the people the other churches have.”
Thom S. Rainer, bestselling author of I Am a Church Member and Autopsy of a Deceased Church, has heard comments like these hundreds, possibly even thousands, of times. They are statements of hopelessness, despair, and defeat.
Church leaders don't want to feel this way. They want to break out of the mediocrity of the same, lame, and tame existence of their churches. They genuinely want their churches to make a difference.
There is hope, and a possibility...God's hope, and God's possibilities.
What does a scrappy church really look like? Let's a examine it together.
- Why You Should Have Hope for Your Church
- Preparing to Be a Scrappy Church
- The Outward Deluge of Scrappy Churches
- Scrappy Churches Are Welcoming Churches
- Scrappy Churches Close the Back Door
- The Next Scrappy Church