Podcast Episode 004, 57 min
Ep 004: Decision Fatigue, with Ira Antoine
Karl Vaters interviews Ira Antoine about Decision Fatigue. You know, that exhaustion you feel when there are Just. Too. Many. Decisions. To. Be. Made.

Ira Antoine: I think now, as best we can, is to start getting into a habit of taking care of our hearts. Taking care of our minds.

Karl Vaters: My guest today is Ira Antoine. And the topic today is decision fatigue. Yes, that exhaustion you feel when there are just too many decisions ...

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Podcast Episode 005, 1 hr 7 min
Ep. 005: Small Church Conferences
This week’s podcast is a free-flowing conversation about the importance of Small Church Conferences with Dale Sellers, Chris Vitarelli and Carl & Kalani Culley.

Intro

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl, and I’m a small church pastor. My podcast guests today are Dale Sellers with the 95 Network, Chris Vitarelli with Small Church Big Deal, and Carl and Kalani Culley with Big Little Church. Yes, all four of them, in the same place, including ...

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Podcast Episode 3, 26 min
Ep. 003: Can a Pastor Change the Culture of a Small Church?
This space is now a companion to my new podcast, "Can This Work In A Small Church?" Here's what it's all about.

A church’s culture is defined as “the unwritten set of rules that governs everything a church does.”

In a big church, the pastor and staff set the culture, but in a small church it’s set by the long-time regular members and attenders – even if they ...

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Podcast Episode 002, 1 hr
Ep 002: Making a Positive Impact on Social Media, w/ Doug Bursch
An interview with Doug Bursch about his new book, Posting Peace. It's all about how social media is impacting us so much that it even changes how we see ourselves and relate to each other. But Doug also offers hope for how we can be peacemakers and reconcilers in our online behavior. As the first interview episode of this podcast, I introduce the Lightning Round questions, with questions and answers that are both profound and a little bit of fun.

Ep 002 Can This Work In A Small Church

Doug Bursch: Mediums actually change our messaging. They change how we communicate, what we communicate, who we are as people. The form of the medium actually is influencing us far more than we realize.

Karl Vaters: Hi, I'm Karl, and ...

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Podcast Episode 1, 39 min
Ep 1: Can A Small Church Be An Effective Church? (Podcast Transcript)
Ep 1: Can A Small Church Be An Effective Church? (Podcast Transcript)
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Yes, small churches can be strong, healthy and effective. In this opening episode, Karl Vaters looks at the three main issues that must be in place in order for that to happen.

1. Realize you can be effective

2. Discover how small churches function differently from big churches ...

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Podcast Episode 0, 4 min
Introducing "Can This Work In A Small Church?" (Podcast Transcript)
This space is now a companion to my new podcast, "Can This Work In A Small Church?" Here's what it's all about.
Introducing "Can This Work In A Small Church?" (Podcast Transcript)
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Today is a big day for the Pivot blog.

Until about a year ago this was my home for online blogging. Then a few things changed, not the least of which was a worldwide pandemic (you may have heard of it).

Mostly, though, there were adjustments in the way I’m doing ministry ...

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Church Leadership
11 Self-Care Steps For Leaders Who Are Barely Holding On
Motivation is hard. And comfort food feels so good. But it’s more important now than ever to stay healthy.
11 Self-Care Steps For Leaders Who Are Barely Holding On
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Lately, it’s hard to remember what day it is.

Without the usual markers, one blends into the other in a confusing emotional haze.

My sleep is off, too. And with my sleep goes my ability to think and lead clearly.

You too? Yes, me too.

So how can we stay stable and sane in ...

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