Today Confessions of a Small-Church Pastor passed 300,000 page views! Readership has grown by 50,000 page views per year since I started this blog in December, 2006. Thanks for reading and commenting and sticking around for three years.
You can help spread the word about this blog, which is devoted to churches under 300 in attendance, by telling your friends, fellow pastors, church leaders, and others interested in small church ideas and issues. When I saw Ed Stetzer at the National Outreach Convention again this year, he commented, “I like the blog.” Ed had told me last year that Confessions was the largest small church blog around, so I took it as a compliment that he still likes it.
A couple of interesting things have happened as a result of the reach of this blog:
- Outreach magazine has just named me Contributing Editor for small church concerns;
- a major Christian publisher is talking with me about a small church book;
- and, I’ll continue writing the Small Church, Big Idea column for Outreach, in addition to other articles I’m working on about small church ministry.
I’m also looking for stories of small churches doing exciting, innovative ministry. If your church has a story of a successful ministry experience, I’d like to hear it. Email me — chuckwarnock [at] gmail [dot] com — and provide a brief summary of your church story. Who knows — your story might end up in Outreach magazine or in an upcoming book chapter. BTW, this blog is now available to Kindle owners through Amazon’s Kindle Store for the ridiculously low price of $0.99 per month. Of course, it’s free here all the time.
Again, thanks for sticking with me for three years. Slowly but surely, small churches are being celebrated for the incredible work they are doing in urban, suburban, rural, and small town settings, and you’re an important part of that story.