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Why There’s No “Typical” Sunday In A Small Church – And 5 Ways To Adapt To It
Small church pastors aren’t bad at planning, they’re just dealing with a much more fluid situation than our big church peers.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
So they know how many leaders they'll need, how many bulletins to print up, how many ushers to have an hand, and so on. How many bulletins do you print for that?
Pastoral Transition: Six Factors That Help A Church Navigate Big Changes
Churches that resist change have a harder time when change is needed. Churches that regularly make smaller transitions hone their transition skills.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: jeanbaptisteparis | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Six months ago today, our church made our biggest transition in a quarter century.
The Biggest Misunderstanding About Small Church Pastors
We don't have a limited vision. Our best contributions to Christ’s kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Our best contributions to Christ's kingdom happen to be in a smaller setting. Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 1. Image: Doug Orleans | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print.
The Invisible Scandal: How Bad Debt And Poor Stewardship Are Killing The Church's Reputation
People want to give. God wants to provide. Our churches need to be places worthy of those gifts and that provision.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
provision. Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: PhotoAtelier | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. There's a scandal going on in the church today.
The World Isn’t Looking For a Bigger Church, They Want A Better Church
What people really want from the church are the characteristics the New Testament has always told us the church is supposed to be about.
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Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Sascha Kohlmann | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Pastors want bigger churches. Church members? Not so much.
5 Steps To Move A Church From A Static To A Dynamic Organizational Style
Lack of an Org Chart is no excuse for lack of organization.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Chris | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. There are two different types of churches, organizationally. Static and dynamic.
Is Church Growth The Best Way To Make More Disciples In Your Neighborhood?
In addition to “how can we break through to the next size level?” we need to ask “is bigger really better in this situation?"
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
really better in this situation?". Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: BLM | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Because I minister to small churches
Why Most Small Churches Don’t Use (Or Need) An Organizational Chart
When small churches follow a strict Org Chart, people end up filling positions instead of operating within their talents, gifts and passion.
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0; tweet; email; print. Does your small church have an Organizational (Org) Chart? If you don't, relax. You probably don't need one. If you do, brace yourself.
The Best Way To Reduce Money Problems In A Local Church
When a church is making disciples a whole lot of problems get better or go away entirely – including finances.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
finances. Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Dan Moyle | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Churches have to do more ministry with less money.
Pastor, Take a Vacation—for the Good of Your Church
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together.
You are not the linchpin holding your congregation together. Stephanie Dyrness Lobdell. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. Image: Jennifer H. / Lightstock.
Want Real Church Growth? Don’t Fill Your Building, Empty It
Churches emptying out into their community to share the good news is a greater sign of effective ministry than an increase in church attendance will ever be.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Florian Lehmuth | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Getting more people to go to church has never been the point of church growth.
7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
Church. How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture. JR Briggs. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. Image: Kevin Carden / Lightstock.
Let’s Ask Better Questions About Church Size
Instead of asking “what’s the best church size?” we need to ask “what’s the best church size for a given situation?”
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
situation?”. Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Madeleine Deaton | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. What's the best church size? Some church
3 Ways To Become The Godly Elders Today’s Youth Need – And Want To Follow
The best way to help foster the Fruit of the Spirit in others is not by demanding it of them, but by living it out with them.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Gauthier DELECROIX - 郭天 | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. This generation wants to honor its elders and be mentored by them.
If A Church Isn’t Growing, Should The Pastor Be Fired?
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Caleb Roenigk | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. The title of today's post is based on a question that I read in a Facebook group for pastors
My Best Advice For New Pastors And Church Planters? Be A Great Cover Band
The more good sources you take ideas and inspiration from, the more likely you’ll discover the unique ministry God has for you.
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mattino International | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. This summer, in county fairs all over America, people will flock to see tribute bands. With names like Unforgettable
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away. What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God. Skye Jethani. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print
God’s Crowdsource in East Harlem
This church is building relationships and contributing to economic shalom by supporting local businesses.
businesses. José Humphreys. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. Image: Wiki Commons. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool:
Pastors, The Church Is Not Our Personal Platform
The church does not exist to give us an audience for our ideas, projects or egos. It exists to fulfill Christ’s purposes.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
It exists to fulfill Christ's purposes. Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 1. Image: Andrew Seaman | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. The church belongs to Jesus.
6 Principles Healthy Churches Use To Deal With Conflict Well
We have an obligation as leaders to have a plan in place to resolve conflicts in the healthiest way possible.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Thomas Angermann | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Conflict is inevitable. Even in a healthy marriage, family and church.
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