Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Your Church Is Big Enough: Karl Vaters Talks Small Church Health

Yesterday I posted Thom Rainer's interview with Karl Vaters. Today I am posting Lawrence Wilson's interview with Karl.

Karl Vaters believes your church can be healthy regardless of its size. This 30-year ministry veteran pastors Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, Calif., and has emerged as a champion of the small church through his book The Grasshopper Myth and the blog Pivot hosted by Christianity Today.

But that rosy outlook on small-church life was years in the making. It was born from a near-burnout experience when his congregation “grew” from 400 to well below 100 in just nine months. That’s when Karl said out loud the words that shocked his staff and surprised himself: “We’ve got to stop thinking like a big church.” Read More

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