The Creative Little Church is a fast-growing resource and support organization for small churches. Check back here often for updates.

Founder

Laurie Acker started a blog in June 2019 for small churches. The blog grew into a community, and the community grew into a movement. “We need to stop trying to do ministry like the big churches and start doing ministry like Jesus. By embracing the call of the small church, which is no ‘less than’ ministry, we can join God with the love, joy, and confidence we were meant to live in. No more begrudging our lack of … [volunteers, numbers, budget, etc.]. Instead, let’s embrace the gifts He’s already provided. His yoke is easy and His burden is light – let’s live in that.”

Why are there only women on this page?

The Creative Little Church started in 2019 as a blog for women in small churches. Since then, it’s grown to include events, conferences, and a comprehensive training program open to both men & women in small churches. We currently are looking for a few good men! (LOL) … and hoping to add them to our team of volunteers during 2022. 

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board strives to bring perspective, wisdom, and accountability to the mission & vision of The Creative Little Church. Reaching across cultures, denominations, races, countries, and ministry areas, the Advisory Board seeks to understand and represent the needs of small churches in their representative areas.

Reno Ruth Anderson
Delisle, SK, Canada

Representing Canada, Be in Christ Denomination, pastors’ wives, and missions

Alexis K.
Brown
Elizabeth City, NC

Representing lay volunteeers, non-denominational churches, and women’s ministry

Amy
Satterfield
Flintville, TN

Representing paid staff, discipleship ministry, and women’s ministry

Tenecia
Sims
Los Angeles, CA

Representing the COGIC denomination, First Ladies, worship ministry, and prayer ministry

Stacey
Meyer
Madrid, Spain

Representing Europe, pastors’ wives, missionaries, children’s ministry

Sarah Adebola
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Representing children’s ministry, digital strategies, and social media

M. Esperanza Sztrimbely
Port Hope, ON, Canada

Representing Spanish speakers and children’s safety and protection

Content Creators

Our Content Creators write as volunteers. Each is active in a small church and in The Creative Little Church community. Being responsive to current needs in small church ministry, Content Creators commit to write a minimum of one post per month in their area of passion and expertise in small church ministry. If you are interested in writing regular content for The Creative Little Church website, please email Laurie@thecreativelittlechurch.com for guidelines and position description. 

Holly Sharpe
Hazel Green, AL

Special Needs Ministry

Becky Sargent
Cape Coral, FL

Children’s Ministry

Susan Overholt
Billings, MT

Women’s Ministry

Dee Ann Schnautz
Texico, IL

Rural Churches

Sarah Adebola
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Social Media & Digital Strategies

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Community Outreach

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Worship Ministry

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Youth Ministry

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Men’s Ministry

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Church Plants

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Global Impact

Please pray
for who will fill this space!

Admin/Communications

Support Team

Maggie Dupree
Tucson, AZ

Social Media Manager, Design & Virtual Assistant

Cheri Kulhawick
Rockwell, NC

Community Manager, Writer & Virtual Assistant