The Indispensable Guide to Smaller Churches (Ray)


This book complements the author's earlier titles from The Pilgrim Press: The Big Small Church Book(1992) and Wonderful Worship in Smaller Churches (2000). Ray expands on the earlier works by treating such subjects as communal theology, theories and tools for understanding smaller churches, worship, education, and finance. His vision is to lead ever smaller churches toward the year 2030.


David Ray is pastor of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, San Rafael, CA. He received his D.Min. from Hartford Seminary and his M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School. He has provided program leadership on small church issues around the country, and taught small church ministry in seminaries.

Paperback: 322 pages (6 x 9 in.)