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5 Ways Your Church Could End Up In Court
These true stories reveal the need for awareness and prevention.
Leaders training tool: Growing a Green Church Assessment Pack Growing a Green Church Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More. It's something
When Pastors Pray, Part 1
God called me to minister to desperate ministers
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He asked me to conduct a needs assessment and a survey to really delve into the mental health needs of these leaders and finally to establish a counseling program specifically for
Why Are There So Many Unhealthy Small Churches? (Don't Worry, It's Good News)
There are 90 unhealthy small churches to every unhealthy megachurch because small churches outnumber megachurches by about 90 to 1.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
There are 90 unhealthy small churches to every unhealthy megachurch because small churches outnumber megachurches by about 90 to 1.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
Church Leaders training tool: Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack Spiritual Disciplines Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More. Every February my
Our Top 5 Resources for Responding to Conflict and Crisis
The best training tools to handle church conflict appropriately
times. 1. Handling Conflict Assessment Pack This assessment pack is a preventative tool for you and your leadership team to use before conflict hits.
Our Top 5 Resources for Leading through Change
The best training tools to prepare for and manage transitions within your church.
These resources will prepare you to lead effective change and innovation in your ministry. 1. Are We Ready for Change? Assessment Pack. This assessment
What Preparation Do Ministers Need Today?
The prerequisites of pastoral leadership.
We use Church Planting Assessment Center (churchplanti ng4me.org). 'While modern assessment tools can be helpful, there's no substitute for spiritual discernment.
3 Secrets of Leadership Training
What does it take to develop leaders in your church?
take the SHAPE inventory (developed by Saddleback Church, and free), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (or the similar, free Keirsey-Bates), the Strengths-Based Leadership assessment.
The Church Needs Better Critics (9 Ways to Win Hearts, not Just Arguments)
As Christians – especially Christian leaders – our criticism should elevate the conversation, not debase it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
As Christians – especially Christian leaders – our criticism should elevate the conversation, not debase it.
5 Principles Megachurches Can Learn From Small Churches
Healthy small churches have characteristics that make them work. And many of them can work in big churches, too.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Healthy small churches have characteristics that make them work. And many of them can work in big churches, too.
The Autism-Friendly Church
How your church can welcome those with autism.
training tool: Maximizing Church Membership Assessment Pack Maximizing Church Membership Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More. Workers
Drawing Your Sermon
How sketching diagrams, images, and “cluster corners” enlivened my sermon prep.
I recall hearing this frank assessment from Tim Keller as a young seminarian crammed into an auditorium filled with other aspiring preachers. Immediately we started calculating.
How Church Size Culture Is Affecting the Decline of Denominations
The size of the church we minister in has almost invisibly become a greater point of connection and disagreement than our denominations.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The size of the church we minister in has almost invisibly become a greater point of connection and disagreement than our denominations.
The Essential First Step to Having a Healthy Small Church
The biggest problem with small churches is not that they’re small. It’s that we think being small is a problem. 
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The biggest problem with small churches is not that they're small. It's that we think being small is a problem.
Why Didn’t the Disciples Ask Jesus How to Measure Success?
Would Jesus have responded to the question “how will we measure success” with anything less than a face-palm?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Would Jesus have responded to the question “how will we measure success” with anything less than a face-palm?
7 Big Church Assumptions that Unintentionally Hurt Small Churches
Some small church pastors have stopped looking for help from their big church counterparts because they're tired of being hurt. It doesn't have to be like this.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Some small church pastors have stopped looking for help from their big church counterparts because they're tired of being hurt. It doesn't have to be like this.
Your Most Undervalued Role
The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care.
training tool: Maximizing Church Membership Assessment Pack Maximizing Church Membership Assessment Pack BCLStore.com. Learn More. Pastoral
The Day I Hit the Wall
A simple question led to a life-defining collapse.
Feelings, questions, conclusions, and mysteries were put into words. Events and their larger meanings were recorded for later recollection and assessment.
9 Things I Love to See When I Visit a Church
I don't need a Hollywood-level production, just a genuine, healthy expression of worship and fellowship.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
I don't need a Hollywood-level production, just a genuine, healthy expression of worship and fellowship.
Pastors in Recovery
Admitting an addiction has its risks ... and real ministry benefits.
Preparing to lead his students in a study about alcoholism, he found a self-assessment in an Alcoholics Anonymous manual. He answered the questions and "flunked" the test.
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