Podcast Episode 31, 51 min
How To Find The Right Pastor/Church Fit, with Matt Steen (Ep 31)
Karl Vaters interviews Matt Steen, a former pastor and church planter, now with Chemistry Staffing, a ministry that helps churches find great staff members (and helps staff members find great churches).

Matt Steen: We look at it as a four-legged stool - theology, culture, personality, and skillset. Those are the four legs. If you miss any one of those, you're going down.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl and I'm a small church pastor, and welcome to Can This Work in a Small ...

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Podcast Episode 30, 50 min
How Fixing the World Is Killing the Church, with Dr John C. Nugent (Ep 30)
Is the church called to separate ourselves from the world? Change it? Fix it? Or something else entirely?

John Nugent: We've not been called to make the world a better place, but to be the better place that God has made in this world through Christ.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl and I'm a small church pastor, and welcome to this episode of Can This Work in a Small Church. ...

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Podcast Episode 29, 56 min
When “Can’t Miss” Church Growth Answers Don't Work, with Cory Hartman (Ep 29)
An interview about what to do when answers don't work as promised, and refocusing on the essentials.

Corey Hartman: I believe that one of the myths of our time is the myth of magic leadership.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl Vaters and I'm a small church pastor. And welcome to this episode of, Can This Work in a Small Church? My guest is Corey Hartman. He's the co-author ...

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Podcast Episode 28, 56 min
Ending Human Trafficking, with Dr. Sandra Morgan (Ep 28)
In this episode we talk about how healthy churches are uniquely positioned to help prevent human trafficking

Sandra Morgan: Who are the single moms in your community? Help her and you will protect their children.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl Vaters, and I'm a small church pastor, and welcome to Can This Work in a Small Church. My guest for this episode is Dr. Sandie Morgan. She's ...

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Podcast Episode 27, 48 min
The Unexpected Origins of the Church Growth Movement, with Dr. Gary McIntosh (Ep 27)
The origins of church growth are far different than what most of us have been taught recently, according to Dr. McIntosh.

Gary McIntosh: Recognize the founder of the church growth movement never led, planted, or pastored a church bigger than a hundred himself.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl Vaters. Welcome to, Can This Work in a Small Church? My guest today is Dr. Gary McIntosh. He's the author ...

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Podcast Episode 26, 1 hr 7 min
Destigmatizing the "M" Word (Marketing), with Austin Savage (Ep. 26)

Austin Savage: How are you as a leader in your community, adding value and building trust with people in their daily walks?

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl and I'm a small church pastor, and welcome to Can This Work in a Small Church? My guest today is Austin Savage and the ...

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Podcast Episode 025, 44 min
Why Your Church Needs A Website And Social Media, with Josh Givens (Ep 25)

Karl Vaters: Josh, welcome to the podcast. It's good to have you here, my friend.

Josh Givens: Hey Karl, it's great to be here. Thanks for having me on.

Karl Vaters: Thank you. Yeah, you and your dad Stan, we've been connecting a lot more lately. You were part of ...

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