Table of contents for Small congregation, big potential : ministry in the small membership church / Lyle E. Schaller.


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Contents
Introduction	000
	A Dozen Assumptions
	Is This Book for You?
Chapter One: How Do You Define Small?	000
	How Many Does That Include?
	Why Choose 125?
	The 20th-century Context
	Seven Categories
	An Interesting Question
Chapter Two: That's Not a Category!	000
	How Many Categories?
	Who Is the Audience?
	Where Do You Begin?
Chapter Three: Why So Many?	000
	Another Perspective
	Who Are the Replacements?
	Why Don't They Grow?
	Three Big Shifts
	What's the Alternative?
	The Number-two Principle
	What's the Point?
	Four Exceptions
	Other Implications and Consequences
	The Impact on Ministerial Careers
Chapter Four: The 21st-century Context	000
	A Dozen Changes in the Context
Chapter Five: Superstar or Talented Teams?	000
	The Ecclesiastical Scene
	Ordained Minister or Talented Lay Team?
	Two Other Scenarios
Chapter Six: Empower the Laity!	000
	The Compensation Package Is Larger!
	Challenge the Free Agents!
	What Do You Believe?
	Five Policy Questions
	Caution!
Chapter Seven: The Affiliate Relationship	000
	The Affiliation Model
	Seven Models
Chapter Eight: Carve Out a Niche	000
	Who Are the Unchurched?
	What Is a Niche?
	What's the Point?
Chapter Nine: Questions on Sharing Resources	000
	A Common Question
	Is the Larger Parish a Promising Scenario?
	Sharing a Pastor
	Who Will Be Our Partner?
	What Are the Desired Outcomes?
Chapter Ten: The Endowed Church	000
	The Big Reason
	The Three New Questions
	Writing Your Own Rule Book
Chapter Eleven: Is Numerical Growth a Goal?	000
	The Real Issue
	Addition or Multiplication?
Chapter Twelve: What About Those Ninth-graders?	000
	Seven Popular Scenarios
	Two Rarely Traveled Roads
	The Lay Team
Chapter Thirteen: Should We Merge?	000
	Inputs or Outcomes?
Chapter Fourteen: Three Technological Scenarios	000
	What's Next?
	Three Scenarios
	Two Questions
Chapter Fifteen: A Dozen Really Hard Cases 	000
Chapter Sixteen: A Denominational Perspective	000
	Nine Scenarios
	Two Other Scenarios
	Do or Facilitate?
Chapter Seventeen: What Will Tomorrow Bring?	000
	What Is Your Reference Point?
	Three Clouds on the Horizon
	Denominational Alternatives 
	One Other Scenario
	Three Questions
Appendix A: Distribution of Congregations by Size	000
Appendix B: Median Size of Congregations	000
Notes	000
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Small churches United States, Pastoral theology United States, Protestant churches United States