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The Resurrection: Good News vs Fake News
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn’t a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn't a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story. The Gospel Is Good News. Christianity is an event-based faith.
These Churches Fought Domestic Poverty with the Gospel
And It Worked
A “Gospel First” Approach to Getting Back on Track. 'To preach the gospel effectively to jobless folks, I need to show them that I care about their situation here on Earth.'.
Outreach and Evangelism: What Works Today?
When traditional outreach misses the audience and "evangelism" becomes a dirty word, how can we share the Good News?
“We need to learn to address the gospel differently than we have, in ways our displaced culture can understand.” —Matt Brown. Tell: Inviting People Into the Gospel Story.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The defining issue for pastoral ministry in 2017 is the gospel: Will we believe it has the power to transform lives and preach it boldly (Rom 1:16), or will we pine for the days when
Supporting Small Churches Does Not Mean Bashing Big Churches
When we bash churches for becoming big, we fail to recognize the power of the gospel to draw people to Jesus, in both large and small crowds.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
When we bash churches for becoming big, we fail to recognize the power of the gospel to draw people to Jesus, in both large and small crowds. Christian
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
WomenLeaders.com - Article
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share
4 Reasons Our Church Stopped Doing 'Come and Watch' Events (And 5 Alternatives)
When a first-time guest comes to a church, they should see our faith at its deepest and best.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Christmas and Easter have been replaced by an illustrated message with stage design, lighting and video, the idea is the same – to draw people in so we can present the gospel to them
Clergy at Trump’s Inauguration • Alabama Church Protection Act • Nebraska Church Break-In
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
The ceremony began with Scripture readings and an invocation by prosperity gospel preacher Paula White, the first clergywoman ever to fill that role.
Discipline Not Defamation • Coffee Shop Denied Exemption • Inoperable Church: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
a pastor of a local church with the goal of providing not only a place where patrons can get a nice cup of java and some light fare but also a non-church facility where the Gospel can be
Boring Church Services Changed My Life
While I fought to keep my eyes open, the gospel pressed deep into my heart.
These rituals train our hearts. We sing to ourselves songs, hymns, and spiritual songs. We hear the same gospel preached to us, over and over again.
Stop Leading from a Scarcity Mindset
With God, there’s more than enough (gifts, opportunities, ministries, work) to go around.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
than-lavish generosity? Leading from Scarcity. It's easy to buy into a scarcity gospel. It's easy to forget there's more than enough to go around. It's easy
Let Them Lean In: The Power a Subtle Gospel
We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. Sometimes whispering is better than yelling.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. Why We're Loud.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
When the female CEO of a successful business becomes a member of your church, what opportunities will she have to use her leadership gifts to advance the gospel?
The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. But entertainment was never the point. Truth was the point. And truth is never boring.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. Church LeadershipApril 01, 2016. The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us Jesus never bored people with the gospel.
Learning to Love the Church
When I became a pastor I didn't like much about the complexities of community in general and of a holy community in particular.
I had, it seemed, a whole congregation of saints and sinners who knew everything about the Christian life except that the Gospel had redefined everything and everyone, set everything
Collaborating Churches • Ministry Confidence • Costly Disorganization: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
When you remain dependent and surrendered, you remain an unstoppable force for the Gospel and for good in this world" ("You Are Up to the Task, Whether You Feel Like It or Not," by
Why 'Just Preach the Gospel' Is Naïve, Unbiblical Advice
Talk is never enough. When the gospel message flows through us, it is affected by who we are and what we do.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Talk is never enough. When the gospel message flows through us, it is affected by who we are and what we do. 1. If It's Just Preaching, It's Not the Gospel.
5 Massive Changes Coming to Your Church (If They’re Not Here Already)
The good news of Jesus never changes. But the way people receive that news is changing. Fast.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
If we're not aware of how the world around us is changing, we'll miss out on an opportunity to share the gospel with that world. Not because the gospel will become irrelevant.
Ministry Is a Team Sport
Though my instinct is to isolate, I’m learning to let others carry me.
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Perhaps nowhere is this more beautifully described than in the second chapter of Mark's Gospel. To the paralyzed man in Capernaum, four faithful friends make all the difference.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
And a passion that says “we're here to give our lives away for the sake of the gospel, not to preserve them for the sake of an institution.”. Build Bridges, not Bunkers.
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