Sometimes small congregations assume that any significant community ministry effort is beyond their reach. They often keenly feel their limitations as they work to keep internal church programs going with limited staff and volunteers. So how could they ever engage the community in any significant way?
With the right approach, it is possible for a small group of people to make a big impact. It will take focus and clarity about what you are trying to accomplish, but the small church can make a big impact in the world through partnerships, creative use of resources, and a focus on relational ministry.
This article, written by Joy F. Skjegstad and posted to Leading Ideas on the Lewis Center for Church Leadership website, offers a number of suggestions for small churches that are looking to engage deeper with their community.