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What About Those Sheep-Stealing Megachurches?
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Megachurches keep getting bigger while small churches seem to struggle more than they used to. It's easy to think one is causing the other. Christian
Churches Can No Longer Itemize Deductions for Business Expenses
What you should know in light of recent tax reform.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
"This will create a quandary for small churches: they will either need to find a way to accommodate an accountable expense plan, perhaps with a cap, or the pastor will suffer the brunt of
Church Property Dispute • Donor-Advised Funds • Concealed Weapons: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
Advised Funds • Concealed Weapons: News Roundup. This week's headlines that affect churches and church The church, located in the small, upstate town of Mexico, NY, says on its
Small Church Essentials Is Here!
It’s not about wanting churches to be small; it’s about wanting small churches to be great.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
It's not about wanting churches to be small; it's about wanting small churches to be great. Karl intro: This is a book about small churches. For small churches.
Money And The Small Church: Job One – Don’t Spend More Than You Bring In
You can’t spend your way into church growth, congregational health or kingdom impact.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
When it comes to the issue of Money And The Small Church, (or money and big churches, money and family finances, money and business, etc.) there is one principle that stands high
Why Most Mission Statements Fail In Smaller Churches
In a smaller church, instead of uniting people, a mission statement can feel controlling and manipulative.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small churches? Not so much. Small Churches Are Bound By Relationship, Not Statements. In a small church – especially under 100 – a mission statement isn't needed as much.
Money And The Small Church: 3 Reasons We Must Talk About It (New Series)
While having money is no guarantee of church success or health, poor money management will always undermine good ministry. We have to get better at this.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
we have it and when we don't. I don't like how having too little or having too much of it changes churches, ministries and Yet it's just the way things are – especially in a small church.
Why Is It So Hard To Find Help To Pastor A Small Church Well?
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Scrambling for morsels of truth about healthy small churches can make you feel like a pig digging for truffles. Small Church MinistryMarch 09, 2018. Why
Is the Megachurch Era Over? Yes. And No. (And Other Contradictory Answers)
Megachurches aren't going away. Nor should they. But we need to make room for other models, too.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
As I describe in The Grasshopper Myth (Chapter 8 – Why We Need Churches of All Sizes), just as small churches do things that big churches can't do, megachurches offer many much
Housing Allowance Appeal • FEMA Aid • Church Financial Trends: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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It alleges in part: '4. . . . the City changed its zoning code to ban non-profit businesses and to require small churches (those located on less than one acre) to go through an onerous
Pastor’s Confession • Tax Refund Denial • More Sanctuary Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
President Trump took office, the number of American churches willing to shelter undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation has grown to about 1,000—a small fraction of
Why We Can’t Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches
The micro half of the body of Christ must be as fully encouraged, resourced and engaged as the macro half.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Church GrowthOctober 09, 2017. Why We Can't Afford To Be Dismissive Toward Small Churches Historically, 90 percent of churches have always been small.
Is Your Church Measuring Health Or Size? They’re Not The Same Thing
In the same way that a healthy elephant is bigger than a healthy rabbit, a church's size has nothing to do with its relative health – or relative value.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
We hear what we expect to hear – that 100 pounds of bricks weighs more than 100 pounds of feathers, and that healthy big churches are better than healthy small churches.
The World's Best Small Churches
What if every small church stopped worrying about getting bigger, and decided to be a great church starting right now?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Small Church MinistrySeptember 23, 2017. The World's Best Small Churches What if every small church stopped worrying about getting bigger, and decided to be a great church starting
The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation
The addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the church has grown.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Constant numerical growth has never been the norm for healthy churches, historically. Instead, the addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the
Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve
Look for a church that does small church things well, instead of trying to do big church things on a smaller scale.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
So, with all the small churches around, why do so many people seem to have a hard time finding a good one? It's not because they don't exist. They do.
6 Benefits of Embracing the Fact that You’re a Small Church Pastor
If you’re a small church pastor, don’t resist it, embrace it. Then be great at it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The world needs lots of healthy small churches and those churches need good pastors. 2. It Opens You Up to Discovering What Small Churches Do Well.
The Church Is Stronger When Small Congregations Are Encouraged, Resourced And Engaged
When their concerns are heard and addressed, small congregations get healthier, and the entire church is stronger.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The body of Christ can't afford to alienate small churches any longer. Especially since we make the mission. Big And Small Churches Need Each Other. If you
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
ManagingYourChurch.com - Article
For most churches and pastors, poor stewardship is not a matter of extravagance, but of unseen waste. He's been a small church pastor for more than 30 years and is the author of Small
5 Ways Small Churches Help Big Churches Without Getting (Or Asking For) Credit
Sometimes, when small churches contribute to the body of Christ, we're blessing our big church friends in ways that no one else sees.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Sometimes, when small churches contribute to the body of Christ, we're blessing our big church friends in ways that no one else sees. Christian Unity
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