When Should You Transition from Bi-Vocational to Full-Time?

How do you know when a bi-vocational pastor should consider transitioning to a full-time role? These questions will help.

Large Church. Small Church. What Is the Ideal Church Size?

Is there an ideal church size that we should be shooting for? What are the pros and cons of small and large churches?

Karl Vaters: When Small Is Just Right

Karl Vaters discusses 'Small Church Essentials' and why church growth is an incomplete way to measure church health.

Small Church America—Revisited

How Pastor Karl Vaters lost his grasshopper complex and discovered, no one loses when the kingdom advances.

The Church Is Small—So What?

Instead of asking, “Our church is small, so what?” we needed to ask, “Our church is small, now what?”

Sermon Prep: 4 Ways to Improve Your Focus

Focus on these things in sermon preparation and you'll minimize the distractions that can derail productivity.

Rejoice in the Church God Has Given You

Comparing your church to other churches simply for the sake of comparison only breeds jealousy and ingratitude.

How to Handle Tough Conversations

A few simple guidelines can minimize the awkwardness of a serious conversation.

7 Big Barriers to Church Growth

Has your church stopped growing? See if any of these barriers might be keeping you stuck.

What Should We Expect From Preaching?

There are several common misunderstandings about preaching. Here are four principles that help bring clarity.
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