Podcast Episode 011, 41 min
Ep 011 Trauma, Brain Science, and Ministry, with Lori Andrews
My podcast guest this week is Lori Andrews, Ed.D. She and I talk about trauma, its effect on the brain, and how to use this information as we lead through challenging times.

Lori Andrews: It’s amazing to me: the more I learn about the brain, the more the Word of God becomes alive.

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 podcast guest today is Lori Andrews and ...

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Podcast Episode 010, 40 min
Ep 010: Writing For Ministry, with Drew Dyck
In this week’s episode of Can This Work In A Small Church? I interview Drew Dyck about the important subject of Writing for Ministry. Drew is the author of several books, most recently, Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (A Guide for Sinners, Quitters, and Procrastinators). Drew has spent a couple decades as a writer and editor for major church publishers.

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Drew Dyck: So, it's kind of a cool time to have a message that you want to communicate to people because you don't have to wait for anyone's permission. You can just start now.

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

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Podcast Episode 009, 46 min
Ep 009: First Impressions, with Greg Atkinson
Karl Vaters interviews Greg Atkinson about how to make a great first impression with guests in small church.

Greg Atkinson: We need to be like water in a desert. We need to be welcoming and loving and accepting and give them a soft place to land where they can recover and grow in their life and being discipled and grow in their spiritual journey. But it all starts with that first visit. ...

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Podcast Episode 008, 28 min
Ep 008 Recovering & Thriving In the Post-Pandemic Church: Pt. 2
The second of a two-part series in which Karl Vaters shares lessons from hundreds of small church pastors about responding, recovering and thriving through a challenging season.

Karl Vaters: We are united on a common biblical theology, a common biblical morality, and a common dedication and passion for the mission of Jesus Christ to make disciples who become disciple makers to reach the world for Jesus.

Hi, I'm Karl Vaters and I'm a small church ...

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Podcast Episode 007, 30 min
Ep. 007 Recovering & Thriving In the Post-Pandemic Church: Pt. 1
The first of a two-part series in which Karl Vaters shares lessons from hundreds of small church pastors about responding, recovering and thriving through a challenging season.

When this is all done and people look back five years from now, from this season, they will not remember how well you framed a shot on Sunday morning. They will remember the call they received from their pastor who said, “how are you doing? And how can I help you?” ...

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Podcast Episode 006, 35 min
Ep 006: Video Ministry Using Devices You Already Own
Craig Forrest has spent decades shooting and editing film and video for ministries and network TV. He’s passionate about helping people communicate the message of Jesus in a compelling way. In this interview I talk with him about video ideas and tips that can be used in any size of church on a limited or nonexistent budget.

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Craig Forrest: And I am going on 65 years of age and I will never know it all. And once you realize that, come to grips with the fact that you will never know it all, that there's always something to learn. Then you're always trying to ...

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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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