About Vital Signs


  • Phil Tom is the associate for the Small Church and Community Ministry Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), working in partnership with middle governing bodies and other organizations to support and resource urban, rural and smaller membership churches. Phil has served smaller membership urban churches and also worked with rural and suburban congregations and their communities as a pastor, a community organizer, community economic developer, and as a active neighborhood resident.

    The focus of Phil's blog is to share his insights, learning and comments from visiting and working with smaller membership, urban and rural congregations and their respective communities.

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September 23, 2009

Comments

Deb Klopp

Phil, in the scope of your work what constitutes a "Small Church" and "Community Ministry?" I would like to gain a perspective for how to look at the church I attend and how it fits within the scope Small Church and Community Ministry Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Food for Thought on church transformation and revitalization is right on with my experience as well.

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