After serving as a small-church pastor for almost 30 years, Dave retired from the ministry in 2006 and started a coaching business called Small Church Pastor, Inc. In addition to coaching and offering resources to small-church pastors, Dave maintains the Small Church Pastor group on Facebook.
His blog is at http://davejacobs.net/.
Posts on Dave’s Blog
- Why a Sermon’s Introduction Is So Important: They say that visitors to your church will decide within seven minutes after getting out of their car whether or not they will be coming back. It’s similar to sermons. You’ve got a few minutes to get their attention and make them want to listen to you. Work at developing a great introduction.
- The One Way to Reach New People…That Actually Works: The absolute best way to reach new people is through renewed people. People, not programs, reach new people.
- 3 Things to Look For When Selecting Leaders: It takes time to recognize character. Be patient. Here’s the rule: The more important the position of leadership is that you are trying to fill, the longer you should take in making your decision.
- Thriving Small Churches Are Content, Not Complacent: Thriving small churches do a few things well…Out here on the West Coast we have a very popular fast food chain called In-N-Out Burger. All they offer is burgers, fries and drinks. On the company website they state their philosophy: “Give customers the freshest, highest quality foods you can buy and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling clean environment.” Thriving small churches have an ‘In-N-Out Burger’ mindset.