Does your small-town church have a big-time vision for growth and evangelism? Don't be discouraged by the big bucks, big talent, and big facilities of megachurches in America's cosmopolitan areas. In Micropolitan Church: Doing Mega-ministry in America's Small Towns, author Jerry Harris presents proven strategies for outwardly focused, small-town (populations below fifty thousand) church communities to grow exponentially and make differences in thousands of lives.
Harris uses his experiences and examples gained as senior pastor of The Crossing, one of the fastest-growing churches of any faith in the nation, to explore implementing micropolitan evangelism in communities with high percentages of un- and underchurched people. Not only does Micropolitan Church address potential pitfalls and the modern technologies, economics, and realities of preaching God's word in small towns, it offers guidance and insight to worship, study, vision, and leadership.
Micropolitan Church is about taking a church to the edge in what some might consider an unlikely location, and it shows how to establish a great vision, create a workable culture of change, and make the most of resources without killing the church or its leadership. While rethinking existing church structures like debt, discipleship, and management dynamics and morphing them into fresh approaches, Harris provides a template for sustainable growth and discipleship that will work almost anywhere.