Five Strategic Advantages of Small Churches

by Brandon O'Brien. SermonCentral, June 14, 2010.


This article identifies and details five strengths of smaller congregations while providing anecdotal evidence for each.


cautions, ideas, anecdotal evidence

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Discuss ways to apply these strengths toward your ministry after reading this article with clergy and lay leaders.
  • Gain an appreciation for the size of your congregation by reading this article.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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