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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.
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.
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
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
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.
Trump Tax Plan • Church Security • ‘Tiny House’ Debate: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
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
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
Being A Small Church Pastor Isn’t A Penalty, It’s A Specialty
Pastoring a small church doesn't mean giving up or settling for less. If you embrace it, you can be great at it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Or so I thought. But the antidotes didn't cure anything, because small churches are not a sickness to overcome, a problem to fix, or a theological error to correct.
Coming In 2018, “Small Church Essentials” Is Just Around The Corner
An all-new book, featuring a nuts-and-bolts approach to pastoring a small church well.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
While that book was predominantly a statement about the value of small churches, this book has a more nuts-and-bolts approach to pastoring a small church well.
Is It Wrong If I Don’t Want My Church to Grow?
If you are intentionally or unintentionally putting up roadblocks that hinder your church from growing, remove them. Now.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Stop being the obstacle. And start being the church – vibrant, outward-reaching, innovative, healthy and growing. Most Small Churches Don't Want to Limit Growth.
Church Size Is About Personal Preference, Nothing More
As long as your preferences are about positive opportunities, not negative excuses, it doesn't matter what size of church you go to.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Apples and oranges. There is zero evidence to suggest that big or small churches are more biblical or more effective, no matter how much we want to debate it.
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry.
Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, “It's amazing what one small church can The pantry also gets volunteers from other local churches that don't have food
The Endlessly Fascinating Microbiology Of Small Church Ministry
Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy. One is small, one is huge, both have value.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy. One is small, one is huge, both have value. Small churches are to megachurches as microbiology is to astronomy.
11 Advantages Of Having 50 Churches Of 100 Instead Of 1 Church Of 5,000
Big churches are great. But they’re very rare. And they’re not the only way to see the kingdom of God move forward.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
But if a bunch of healthy small churches are the goal, rather than one mega-size church, the chances of success rise dramatically. 2. More pastors would get to use their gifts.
Thom Rainer and Lawrence Wilson Interview Karl Vaters About Small Churches
These two interviews (one podcast, one written) might give you a new perspective on small church ministry.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small Church MinistryJune 21, 2017. Thom Rainer and Lawrence Wilson Interview Karl Vaters About Small Churches and more. Small Churches Are Being Heard.
The Top 3 Reasons Church Growth Ideas Usually Fail In Smaller Churches
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. 1. Small Churches And Big Churches Are Very, VERY Different. Most church growth advice comes from bigger churches.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
5. Halloweenie Roast. For those churches with established regional small groups, this event can be extremely effective in connecting churches with communities.
Getting Unstuck: Innovative Small Churches Find Alternatives, Not Excuses
Problems don’t become excuses when we say “we can’t do it that way.” They become excuses when we say “we can’t do it any other way, either.”
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Innovative MinistryMay 01, 2017. Getting Unstuck: Innovative Small Churches Find Alternatives, Not Excuses Small churches are well known for our lack of resources.
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