This book speaks to the “wilderness” experience of small congregations that for various reasons have lost the support of paid clergy. It encourages them to look to their own resources for mission and ministry. It offers a timely, relevant and reproducible strategy that is consistent with the ethos of most mainstream denominations. Detailed guidelines and resources for this ministry are included.
Dave Mullan and David Pratt present their account of the small group of faithful whose huge dream maintained the Russell Methodist Church for a hundred years. But their book also asks if the mission goals were realistic and achievable. It suggests some insights about future church mission. And it argues that small churches matter, for they are often the backbone of the wider church’s mission.