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.

A Note to Young Pastors: Stay Humble

God is forever at work refining us, defining us, confining us, maturing us, preparing us for more strategic service.

Why the Priesthood of Believers Must Matter to You

Insights from 10 years of leading a fellowship of microchurches
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