Small Church Checkup
Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating a Treatment PlanPhil Schroeder, Kay Kotan • January 2018
Many small membership churches today are faced with the sobering reality of attendance loss and overall decline. This resource provides a guide to help you find hope, alternatives, and the possibility of a new beginning. Included are tools to help you measure your church's vitality, evaluate the results, and diagnose your church's condition, along with several options for treatment plans as you seek to faithfully serve your community.
Remember that we can choose our story. If we believe in our hearts there is another possibility, we can be faithful in choosing intentional pathways forward that honor God, the church founders, and generations to come. Follow the steps outlined in these pages to evaluate where you are and what the next steps on your journey need to be as you seek to be a "not yet big church," "a stable, small church," or a church that chooses to close and be repurposed for unexpected new life.
KAY KOTAN, PCC, is the director of Congregational Development for the Susquehanna Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, and she has a passionate approach to teaching, consulting, and coaching. As one called to serve from a laity role, she offers a unique perspective for church and leadership development that is informed by her diverse background serving in corporate America, owning her own businesses, lay leadership in the local church, traveling the nation as an author and speaker, and now serving as a conference director. Kay is married to Bob Kotan, and they have an adult son, Cameron.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-892-2
EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-893-9
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Pub Date: January 2018
Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x 0.304 in (d)
Page Count: 142
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Church / General