Anthony G. Pappas
“Tony Pappas does it again! This second edition of Entering the World of the Small Church is new and improved, as indicated. Having used the first edition for a number of years and classes, I am delighted that it is safely back in the bookstore. While there are a number of new chapters, the one I find especially helpful—and a useful guide for church sessions, governing councils, and pastors—is the chapter on 'Assessing Congregational Health.' There, with his characteristic light touch and commonsensical language, Tony helps us locate the right mix between the appreciation of tradtion and a willingness to innovate. A vital two-step, smoothly done and gracefully executed. Thank you, Alban Institute!” —Shannon Jung
“This book is alive with insights that can transform a 'ho-hum' experience of the small church into an 'a-ha' ministry. I'd recommend this valuable book to everyone connected with churches of small membership. Read and lead!” —Julia Kuhn Wallace
Anthony G. Pappas is area minister for the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and the editor of The Five Stones, a newsletter on small church ministry.
Alban No. AL227
paper, 142 pages
($10.50 for members)