Growing in Size and Impact

By Mark A. Taylor

We need dynamic smaller churches. Smaller churches have made a big difference for Christ in our culture, and this must continue. Even though many smaller churches will never reach “mega” status, all of them can grow in both size and impact.

These are the convictions behind the birth of the Energizing Smaller Churches Network. Formed just two years ago, this ministry is already making a difference. Now, because of the great need and potential, Standard Publishing is underwriting and expanding ESCN.

First evidence of ESCN’s new day is the roster of 10 conferences scheduled for 2007. Smaller church leaders and volunteers who attend them will discover

Vision for the role and potential of their congregation

Testimony from leaders of smaller churches making a difference

Ideas that work, presented in practical how-to panels and workshops

Encouragement to continue their vital, but too-often unrecognized, work for God.

More information about each of these events is at the new ESCN Web site. Go to to register for a conference or get contact information for the conference closest to you.

Keep watching the site for new features as this network offers more help and greater opportunities to connect. Our goal is not only to present great events, but also to create a true network of smaller church leaders. We want to help smaller churches to help each other. We hope your church, or the smaller churches you know about, will join us in making this happen.



Standard Publishing Presents

Releasing the Power of the Smaller Church


Energizing Smaller Churches Network Conferences, 2007:

February 22, 23  — Dallas, TX — Dallas Christian College

March 9, 10 — Moberly, MO — Central Christian College of the Bible

March 30, 31 — Manhattan, KS — Manhattan Christian College

May 4, 5 — Turner, OR — Oregon Christian Convention

May 18, 19 — Kissimmee, FL — Florida Christian College

August 17, 18 — Cincinnati, OH — Cincinnati Christian University

September 7, 8 — Lincoln, IL — Lincoln Christian College and Seminary

September 28, 29 — Lansing, MI — Great Lakes Christian College

October 12, 13 — Knoxville, TN — Johnson Bible College

October 26, 27 — Elizabeth City, NC — Roanoke Bible College

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