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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.
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.
Fellowship or Hanging Out?
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How Often Should Church Leaders Meet?
Determining the best times to set meetings.
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.
Subtle Discrimination in Churches
Who are you unintentionally leaving out?
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.
One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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