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Why Most Mission Statements Fail In Smaller Churches
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small churches? Not so much. Small Churches Are Bound By Relationship, Not Statements. In a small church – especially under 100 – a mission statement isn't needed as much.
Ministry Abuse Controversy • Churches and Political Donations • Lawsuit Settlement Reached: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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Find out more about what churches can—and can't—do in the political arena with parents, Jane and John Doe, sued the church, Estep, youth assistant mentor and small group leader
Housing Allowance Appeal • FEMA Aid • Church Financial Trends: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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It alleges in part: '4. . . . the City changed its zoning code to ban non-profit businesses and to require small churches (those located on less than one acre) to go through an onerous
Pastor’s Confession • Tax Refund Denial • More Sanctuary Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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President Trump took office, the number of American churches willing to shelter undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation has grown to about 1,000—a small fraction of
The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation
The addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the church has grown.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Constant numerical growth has never been the norm for healthy churches, historically. Instead, the addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the
Minister’s Parole • Low-Income Church Communities • Religious Freedom Case: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
of all sizes proliferate the suburbs and the tonier parts of America's urban cores, while in lower income, economically stagnant neighborhoods, churches tend to be very small, very old
Is Your Church Measuring Health Or Size? They’re Not The Same Thing
In the same way that a healthy elephant is bigger than a healthy rabbit, a church's size has nothing to do with its relative health – or relative value.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We hear what we expect to hear – that 100 pounds of bricks weighs more than 100 pounds of feathers, and that healthy big churches are better than healthy small churches.
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
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For most churches and pastors, poor stewardship is not a matter of extravagance, but of unseen waste. He's been a small church pastor for more than 30 years and is the author of Small
Why We Can’t Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches
The micro half of the body of Christ must be as fully encouraged, resourced and engaged as the macro half.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church GrowthOctober 09, 2017. Why We Can't Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches Historically, 90 percent of churches have always been small.
The World's Best Small Churches
What if every small church stopped worrying about getting bigger, and decided to be a great church starting right now?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small Church MinistrySeptember 23, 2017. The World's Best Small Churches What if every small church stopped worrying about getting bigger, and decided to be a great church starting
Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve
Look for a church that does small church things well, instead of trying to do big church things on a smaller scale.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
So, with all the small churches around, why do so many people seem to have a hard time finding a good one? It's not because they don't exist. They do.
6 Benefits of Embracing the Fact that You’re a Small Church Pastor
If you’re a small church pastor, don’t resist it, embrace it. Then be great at it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The world needs lots of healthy small churches and those churches need good pastors. 2. It Opens You Up to Discovering What Small Churches Do Well.
The Church Is Stronger When Small Congregations Are Encouraged, Resourced And Engaged
When their concerns are heard and addressed, small congregations get healthier, and the entire church is stronger.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The body of Christ can't afford to alienate small churches any longer. Especially since we make the mission. Big And Small Churches Need Each Other. If you
5 Ways Small Churches Help Big Churches Without Getting (Or Asking For) Credit
Sometimes, when small churches contribute to the body of Christ, we're blessing our big church friends in ways that no one else sees.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Sometimes, when small churches contribute to the body of Christ, we're blessing our big church friends in ways that no one else sees. Christian Unity
Big Churches And Small Churches: Contrast Without Criticism
Church leaders need to understand the differences between churches of various sizes. So we can work together, not tear ourselves apart.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Christian UnityJuly 28, 2017. Big Churches And Small Churches: Contrast Without Criticism Church leaders need to understand the differences between churches of various sizes.
Real Church Growth Doesn’t Just Make Bigger Churches, It Heals Hurting Ones
It’s hard to say we love the church when we ignore, discourage or belittle its weakest members.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Planting more small churches may be a greater tool for growing the church than building larger congregations. There are some strong stats showing
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space. Five solutions for mobile churches. Churches are popping up in schools, community centers, and warehouses.
Texas Church Shooting • Proposed Tax Plan • Abuse Lawsuit: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
'People think, “It won't happen here.” If they were following the news, they would know it's happening at small churches in small towns and big churches in big cities.
Another Small Church Christmas Eve – Was Yours Not So Merry And Bright?
You’re not the only pastor who experienced a tough Christmas Eve yesterday, or feels the weight of it today.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
all the rave reports from fellow pastors about full churches, beautiful productions and salvations. But, while you're happy for them, you don't respond. Because, in the small church you
Trump Tax Plan • Church Security • ‘Tiny House’ Debate: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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In the wake of violent attacks, how can churches stay vigilant as they assess their security needs For building projects large and small, check out this feature article in the latest issue of
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