Raising Small Church Esteem

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Burt (Steven E.) and Roper (Hazel A.).
Publication Dates: 1992.
Publisher(s): Alban Institute.
Subject(s): Christian leadership, Religion, and Small churches.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 637.8 .B88 1992
  • Summary:

    Small churches trying to live up to ‘big church’ standards frequently suffer from low self-esteem. Steven Burt, educator, consultant, and former small church pastor (UCC/UMC), and Hazel Roper, an American Baptist judicatory executive and former small church pastor, team up to provide clergy, lay leaders, denominational leaders, and seminary educators associated with small churches a way to understand and counteract low self-esteem. They offer ways to identify feelings, recongized symptoms, create self-awareness, and develop strategies for constructive change. A variety of case studies provides instructive guidance for those of you who want your small church to know bigger is not always better!