Seven Vibrant Communion Practices for Small Congregations

Celebrating communion together should be one of your greatest small-setting strengths. It calls
for hands-on, everyone’s-invited, full-body-contact participation. Your worship superpowers!

Here are the seven communion practices I see shared by vibrant small congregations.

Here are seven characteristics shared by small congregations with lavish communion practices.

Two Simple Labor Day Resources

So why do our congregations need to link rest to Labor Day? Without a connection to rest, our
expectation of work becomes corrupted. We step over the needs of actual working bodies–our
made-in-the-image-of-God bodies. And without connection to rest, our expectation of workers
also becomes corrupted. We risk treating them like a utilitarian thing. Instead of a precious,
blessed part of our very good cosmos.

Book Sneak-a-Peek: “The Glorious Gospel of Making Do”

“It’s an essential, hiding-in-plain-sight theme in the Bible: making do. God’s work never depends on ideal plans, perfect people, or the right resources. Instead with the boldness of divine love, God works with whatever and whoever. God makes do.

A Blog Pause for Book Work

Great news! Market Square Books will be publishing my work on small congregation advantages. It should be out in Spring 2023. 

But We Used To Be A Big Church…

Small congregations come in lots of flavors. The differences matter—even when the size is the same. See 2 reorienting questions for but-we-used-to-be-big congregations.