Small church on a BIG Mission
Cultivating Missional Discipleship in Smaller Churches
This book by Jeff Allen celebrates the blessing of being a part of a small church on a BIG Mission.
Check out the video to hear a brief introduction to Jeff's disciple-making journey.
Resources for Smaller Churches
Walking alongside disciples as a Barnabas-like encourager - this is what I am sensing God is calling me to do in this season. Provided below are a few resources for smaller churches and their leaders:
Jeff shares about the Disciple Self-Assessment
I am blessed to serve as a pastor of a relatively small church that happens to be a part of one of the mainline denominational groups (Reformed Church in America). The journey of being pastor has been far from easy (as the book confesses), yet it has also been a journey filled with blessings that I could never have imagined decades ago—blessings that have helped me celebrate that for just such a time s this, I am called to serve as a pastor in a small church.
This book is a journal of discovery sharing practical principles of discipleship and mission personally applied as a disciple and leader within a small church context.
The book is divided into three sections reflecting my journey of Personal Transformation, the Practical Realities encountered along the journey, and the Purposeful Direction undertaken with other leaders in our context as a small church on a Big Mission.
Each chapter begins with a story from my journal of discovery followed by helpful resources and tools that have been applied in the chapter topic. Each chapter concludes with a few questions for personal reflection and discovery as you consider taking steps in your own context.