Equipping and nurturing churches of small membership is a key initiative for the conference. In January 2007, the conference launched Effective Small Membership Churches, a new training opportunity for small-membership churches selected from a pool of applicants.
EFFECTIVE SMALL MEMBERSHIP CHURCHES
Five-person teams from each church will attend five 24-hour sessions (Friday evening through Saturday evening) over a nine-month period at Wood Institute in Mathiston. Each session will be led by teachers, authors, and leaders in small-membership church ministry from across the country. Strong, effective churches of small membership from within Mississippi will also provide leadership.
Effective Small Membership Churches is a joint effort of many groups in the conference: