Pastor, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
Karl is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California. He writes about the value and needs of small churches at Pivot and is the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a blog encourages, connects, and equips innovative small church pastors. He is also the author of The Grasshopper Myth.
Karl and his wife, Shelley have three kids (Veronica, Matt, and Phil) and one son-in-law (Sam).
All Churches Make Mistakes, Why Do Ours Feel Fatal?
Christ is with us when we suit up again, even though we fell flat on our face the last time we went on the field.
9 Principles For Creating An Annual Budget In A Small Church
With the possibilities for small church budgeting being so flexible, are there guidelines that are universal? I believe so. Here are nine of them.
No, A Church’s Budget Is Not Always A Reflection Of Their Priorities
Compassion, worship, discipleship and evangelism don’t need to be in the budget to be a priority. They just need to happen.
Want To Go Deeper And Wider? Underline New Stuff
I can’t gain new understanding of anything – even of the ideas I already agree with – if all I do is keep reinforcing old facts.
Is Your Church Resisting Necessary Change? Try This Helpful Strategy
Wise and loving pastors don’t attack people’s affection for the past, they ease their fears about the future.
Why “Finishing Well” Can Never Be Our Main Reason To Behave Morally
We need to behave morally not so we can keep our reputations intact, but because hurting other people is wrong. Always wrong.
When Church Members Keep Second-Guessing Your Pastoral Decisions
Unlike politicians and major league coaches, most of our critics aren’t strangers in the stands, they’re people we know very closely.
5 Preaching Styles In 25 Years (Here's What I Changed And Why)
Our language keeps changing, our common experiences are fewer, and universal illustrations no longer are.
New Music Is Not Worth Fighting For – So What Is?
Change may be necessary. But we need to get there by fighting the important battles, not the trivial ones.
Why The Public Salvation Call Is Harder In A Small Church (And A Couple Alternatives)
While small churches may not see salvations every week, we must be ready for them when they happen.