Podcast Episode 34, 45 min
Technology, Ministry, and Keeping People's Attention, with Rick Hiemstra (Ep 43)
Karl Vaters interviews Rick Hiemstra, a former small church pastor, now serving as the Director of Research at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

Rick Hiemstra: I take it as principle of spiritual growth discipleship that what has our attention is really what shapes us.

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 today ...

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Podcast Episode 33, 48 min
Leveraging the Strengths of Your Small Church, with Ron Klassen (Ep 33)
Ron Klassen talks about seeing the unique nature of the small church, not as a problem to be solved, but as a strength to leverage.

Ron Klassen: If there is a healthy relational dynamic between a pastor and his congregation, then his preaching is going to be more highly regarded.

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 ...

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Podcast Episode 32, 56 min
Teaching the Bible In Your Context, with Matt Whitman (Ep 32)
Karl Vaters interviews Matt Whitman, host of the Ten Minute Bible Hour podcast and YouTube channel.

Matt Whitman: This thing first and foremost, can't be about my reputation and what I get out of the exchange. It has to be about where they're at and what they're dealing with.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl and I'm a small church pastor, and welcome to this episode ...

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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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