The only podcast for volunteers and lay leaders in small churches, this show is all about embracing small church ministry for what it should be – a unique place where God is already at work! Ministry mentor and pastor’s wife, Laurie Acker, shares why large church strategies don’t work in small churches and how to get moving on what does. Each episode dives into creative solutions for small church struggles with a mix of inspiration, leadership training, and actionable next steps to make an impact. Here’s to healthy small church ministry where you have all the volunteers you need to do exactly what God has in mind. Small church ministry isn’t less – but it is different.



I'm Laurie.

After a few decades of ministry in churches as big as 3000 and as small as 40, I’m passionate about helping people in smaller churches go from frustrated to feeling fabulous. Sharing tools & strategies for big impact in smaller spaces, The Small Church Ministry Podcast is all about recognizing God at work and joining Him right where you’re planted. 

You can read my personal story, “From Jesus-Loving Misfit To Ministry Expert,” here.

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The Small Church Ministry Podcast with Laurie Acker

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