Crunch Time in Smaller Congregations

by Alice Mann. 2014.


This article names and describes six options small congregations can consider when their current situation is not working and intentional decisions about the congregation's future must be made.


six options small congregations can consider

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Appoint a congregational team to study the options outlined and determine which ones are most viable for the congregation to implement.
  • Discuss and reflect on which options are best for your congregation by sharing this article with clergy and lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Nancy DeMott

Nancy DeMott is the retired resource director at the Center for Congregations. She co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space to Mission and Message

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