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Hey, Boomers! Let’s Step Up And Be The Elders The Church Desperately Needs Right Now
We've been doing this badly, folks. Here are three simple steps to help my generation of Boomers become better at discipling the next generation.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
print. What's wrong with today's younger generations? Nothing. Nothing is wrong with the current and upcoming generations that hasn't been wrong with every previous generation.
There's Something in the Water
How second-generation gender bias makes it difficult for women leaders to thrive - Article
In generations past, it was easy to identify explicit structures and policies that hindered women from obtaining and succeeding in pastoral roles, but in many cases, those overt barriers
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
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.
Alabama Defense Law • Mass Shooting Responses • Deportations and Churches: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders. - Article
'Mass deportation of current immigrants would do nothing less than cripple American Christianity for generations to come,' says Samuel Rodriguez, who prayed at President Trump's
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend - Article
unseen waste. 6. Hold special giving celebrations. New generations are less likely to give in a steady stream, and more likely to give in single doses. So
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
This new generation interacts with the world very differently from previous generations, and that has spilled over into how they interact with the Bible.
5 Reasons To Preach ABOUT The Bible, Not Just FROM The Bible
Teaching people how to read and study the Bible is the best way to help them distinguish good teaching from shallow or bad teaching.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The biggest reason for biblical ignorance and misunderstanding in previous generations was lack of access to the Bible and/or good Bible study materials.
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love - Article
Now she's a ten-time Grammy Award winner, a wife, a mother, a friend to many, a TV personality, a book author, the subject of a documentary, and a voice of inspiration to generations.
7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
My neighbor had recently retired. He was moving into a smaller home and cleaning out his possessions. These Bibles had been in his family for a few generations. He wasn't religious.
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
Tim. 2:2). How many generations of apprenticeship do you see in that verse? Paul exponential impact! Let's live our lives so as to impact at least four generations.”.
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Traditions are more firmly established. And if the small church is also in a small town, the complex relationships of the dominant members can go back generations.
‘State of the Plate’ 2016 Report Sheds Light on Church Giving Trends
With only flat or declining giving, churches are "scrambling" for giving solutions. - Article
Young people (the same demographic) are also more likely to give less frequently than other generations, with 6 in 10 giving no more than twice per month and sometimes only once
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
They're not less generous than previous generations, they're just less likely to want to pay someone else to do ministry on their behalf. View as Single Page Page:123Next.
Grandma Didn't Go To Church: 9 Ways First-Generation Christians Are Making Me A Better Pastor
How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they’re the first Christian in generations?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
How do you pastor people when they're not just the only believers in their family, they're the first Christian in generations? Church & CultureMay 16, 2017.
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
The world likes to cast sexual revolutionaries as countercultural people, uninhibited by silly moralistic rules that were forced upon sexuality in previous generations.
Bravely Live Out Your Calling
Joan of Arc is a prophetic witness for us all. - Article
Charles. Jehanne, or, as she is now known, Joan of Arc, radically impacted European history and has inspired men, women, and children for generations.
2 Major Changes in Churches
Adapting to new trends in giving and trust. - Article
As an example, in my parents' and grandparents' generations there was no faster way to get people to give than to launch a church building program. Not today.
God Calls All Women
But we don’t all have the same calling. - Article
and stages of life, from different backgrounds and cultures. His kingdom purposes transcend generations. His will is big enough to include young girls
4 Assumptions Pastors Can No Longer Make About Church Giving Patterns
While it’s still  true that people stop or slow their giving when they’re unhappy, that is no longer the only reason for a drop in giving.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
financial downturn. Reaching Younger People: New generations are giving less money than previous generations did. And for different reasons. (You
What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America?
Four church leaders weigh in.
In this post-Christian context, the American church will look smaller. Corporate worship won't be the default Sunday morning activity as it was in previous generations.
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