Shepherding the Small Church: A Leadership Guide for the Majority of Today's Churches

by Glenn C. Daman. Kregel Publications, 2008.


This book presents the meaning of church vitality in a new light, and begins a conversation about what it means for a church to be effective before providing a five-step process to follow.


worksheets, assessment and planning tools for clergy and lay leaders

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Change how you view the meaning of church vitality by instead looking at how the church is embodying God's purpose through its ministry.
  • Build an effective church by following the five-step process --- understand, know, be, do, and envision.

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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