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Pastoral Transition: A Very Personal Note
Changing chairs after 25 years as lead pastor at the same church is so unusual that we never could have planned it.
Just a few hours ago, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship did me the great honor of affirming my long-time assistant pastor, Gary Garcia as our new lead pastor.
Fellowship or Hanging Out?
Fellowship or Hanging Out? Dennis Fletcher. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print. Click the image for a full-size version. Fellowship or Hanging Out?
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies. Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
(This post is the second in an ongoing series about pastoral transition as Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, where I serve, works toward my long-time Youth Pastor becoming the lead
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
people. But we're investing sweat equity into the kingdom work we're doing. For us, fellowship doesn't just happen around a supper table. It happens
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
we trust many will. The police chief introduced me to his pastor, who is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes director for our county. In God's providence
How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
Determining the best times to set meetings.
Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California. He's been a small church pastor for more than 30 years and is the author of The Grasshopper Myth.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors. For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange. Marshall
One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances.
Proper systems will never build a healthy church. But bad systems—or no systems—can kill one. Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California.
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman
A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives.
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman. A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives. Andrew G. Mills. 0; tweet;
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
The reason? She was unable to commit to a weekly fellowship group due to her schedule as an actress. Membership offers definite advantages to those on either side of the pulpit.