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9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
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But the average church attender doesn't. So we need to make it obvious for them. Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California.
Pastors and Sex Trafficking • Female Pastor Controversy • Diocese Case Denied: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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The congregation, also affiliated with other Baptist groups like Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Joint Committee, still may decide to continue to financially contribute to
Time, Not Money, Is The New Church Commitment Currency
Church giving patterns are changing. Here are 5 ways to get our churches ready for that reality.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
But during that season every other indicator has shown that we've been growing healthier. Attendance is up, involvement is up, fellowship is up, evangelism is up, discipleship is up.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies. Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Transgender Bathroom Case • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • Church Versus Railway: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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The lawsuit by Christian Fellowship Church in Mason City accuses Iowa Traction Railway of installing the line after negotiations for the railroad to acquire a portion of the church's land
Fellowship or Hanging Out?
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3 Tips for Hosting an Outstanding Church Dinner or Potluck
Use the dinner table like Jesus did.
Many churches lack confidence when it comes to sharing the faith, but by gathering for a shared meal, churches can strengthen their bonds of fellowship and reach unchurched people.
ACA Penalty to Go • Discrimination Law Change • Illegal Donation: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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“Alliance Defending Freedom announced that today [December 12] the churches and pastors who are plaintiffs in Horizon Christian Fellowship v. Williamson filed a Notice of Voluntary
How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
Determining the best times to set meetings.
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Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California. He's been a small church pastor for more than 30 years and is the author of The Grasshopper Myth.
Insuring Board Members • Evaluating Programs • Expressing Gratitude: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
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Is this ministry designed to exalt Christ (worship)? Is it designed to reach out to the community (evangelism)? Is it designed to deepen relationships within the church (fellowship)?
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
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The reason? She was unable to commit to a weekly fellowship group due to her schedule as an actress. Membership offers definite advantages to those on either side of the pulpit.
3 Ways to Stay Sane This Easter Season
Yes, it's possible to relax during your busiest time of the year.
Pete Scazzero is the founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-three countries represented.
Accountability Systems
One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances.
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Proper systems will never build a healthy church. But bad systems—or no systems—can kill one. Karl Vaters is pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in California.
What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America?
Four church leaders weigh in.
Fewer students seek Christian fellowship when they come to the university, and fewer ask questions about faith because it is no longer normal for students to have been raised going to
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
people. But we're investing sweat equity into the kingdom work we're doing. For us, fellowship doesn't just happen around a supper table. It happens
Pastoral Transition: A Very Personal Note
Changing chairs after 25 years as lead pastor at the same church is so unusual that we never could have planned it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Just a few hours ago, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship did me the great honor of affirming my long-time assistant pastor, Gary Garcia as our new lead pastor.
ADA Claim Dismissed • Fired Gay Employee’s Suit • Nevada and Vouchers: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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a federal appeals court ruled that it was barred by the “ministerial exception” from resolving a sex discrimination claim by a former employee of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.
Member Shot at Church • Break-away Settlement • Preschool Sued over Expulsion: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
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Keystone Fellowship Church, a congregation with four campuses in the Philadelphia area, confirmed on Facebook that 'one man was shot and another is being questioned by police
The Glorious Inefficiency of a Healthy Small Church
A worship service can be conducted efficiently, but worship can't. It requires time to ponder, reflect and celebrate.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
But not when I worship. Or fellowship. Worship Is too Important to Rush. Or a great relationship. Art, beauty and love are not efficient. Neither are worship, prayer or fellowship.
Why Smooth Pastoral Transitions Matter More Now Than Ever
In previous generations, the denomination, the church building, and family expectations had such a strong hold that it virtually didn’t matter who the pastor was.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
(This post is part of an ongoing series about pastoral transition, and specifically my transition at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship from lead pastor to teaching pastor, with my long-time
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