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Shaping Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reviving Wesleyan Discipleship at Grant United Methodist Church, Fairmount, Indiana
Not every church has the capacity to move worship online when pandemic public health directives require social and physical distancing. Pastor Constance Cherry explains how her small rural Methodist congregation is drawing on its Wesleyan heritage to help members worship and disciple each other.
Article | Conversation | April 06, 2020
Constance Cherry on Small Church Worship and Identity
Small churches sometimes feel weak or irrelevant. Intentional worship practices can help them discover their value before God and to the community.
Conversation | February 15, 2019
Martin Tel on Creative Movement and Placement for Church Choirs
How and where a church choir enters, stands, and moves can make a difference in how deeply a congregation engages in singing and other parts of worship.
Conversation | May 17, 2018
Best Tips and Resources for Small Church Choirs
Kai Ton Chau is well acquainted with unique challenges faced by small church choirs. He has gathered a wealth of tips and resources to help choirs nurture worship in small congregations.
Article | March 29, 2018
Kai Ton Chau on Small Church Choirs
Small church choirs can do far more than sing anthems. Despite perceived challenges, small church choirs can successfully help lead and enliven worship.
Conversation | March 29, 2018
Elizabeth Broschart on Planning Music in Small Churches
Elizabeth “Beth” Broschart is the pastor at First Presbyterian Church, a small congregation in Boyne City, Michigan. Before that, she pastored a small church in Pennsylvania and helped lead music in churches where her husband was the pastor. In this edited email conversation, she talks about the joys and challenges of planning music in small congregations.
Conversation | August 08, 2012
Musical Resource List for Small Churches
You don’t need a large choir, paid staff, or huge budget to plan music for worship in your small congregation.
Conversation | August 08, 2012
Where 20 or 30 are Gathered (Book Excerpt)
Addressing the needs of small churches, Where 20 or 30 Are Gathered discusses the characteristics of family-size congregations, the ways they are organized, their joys and challenges, and their best worship practices.
Book Excerpt | December 08, 2011
From A Mustard Seed (Book Excerpt)
A glimpse into creating beautiful, God pleasing worship for small congregations.
Book Excerpt | December 06, 2011
Daryl Hollinger on From a Mustard Seed
Conversation with Daryl Hollinger on his book From a Mustard Seed
Conversation | July 05, 2011
Symposium 2011 - Alleluias Concentrated: Enabling Expansive Worship in Small Membership Congregations
"If we only had / could ..." can become too common a phrase in smaller congregations. This session equipped and encouraged even the smallest congregation --or small group within a larger community-- to design and experience deep, joy-filled worship using everything God has given them and requiring nothing more.
Audio | January 28, 2011