Karl Vaters has his own blog at www.NewSmallChurch.com and another called Pivot at www.ChristianityToday.com/KarlVaters - both for pastors of small churches!
Karl is the author of The Grasshopper Myth and the pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, CA.
Karl is a frequent guest on our podcast - and you can find all of the episodes that he appears on - right on the podcast series tab above!
Karl joined us to talk about pastoring unhealthy churches. What's the difference between an unhealthy church and a toxic church?
How do you pastor an unhealthy church? Is pastoring one really that different from pastoring a healthy church? And, how can you stay healthy as a pastor when you are trying to bring a church back to good health?
Karl is full of good wisdom and advice in this episode - we hope you find encouragement and hope as you listen.
Here are links to the two blog post by Karl that we referred to in this episode! He's got all the points listed in the posts...
How to stay healthy while pastoring an unhealthy church.
Four proven strategies for the care and treatment of an unhealthy church.
Our guest today is Dan Reiland - you can find him at DanReiland.com and on Twitter @DanReiland.
Here's another classic episode with Dan "the Animal" Reiland! "Rev. Reiland" is the Executive Pastor of 12Stone Church in Atlanta GA. 12Stone is a church with nine locations and about 17,000 weekend attenders.
Dan is uniquely suited to speak to small church pastors because he pastors all the pastors in his own church! And each of those pastors in turn pastors a "small church" within their larger ministry. Dan first appeared on the 200churches Podcast back in August of 2013, in episode 33!
Is your church in maintenance mode? If it were, how would you even know? This episode was taken from one of Dan's best blog posts titled, "7 Signs Your Church May Be In Maintenance Mode."
There's still time to register for the Small Church Big Deal Conference in Fenton, MI on October 1, 2016!
Want to have access to all 21 episodes of the podcast where Dan Reiland joins us? Go right up to the Podcast Series tab and you'll find the Dan Reiland Series right there!
What a great episode with College Pastor Jonathan Burgio! John works mostly with small churches to help them have a ministry on the college campus near their community. The BASIC College Ministry has been working with churches for decades to reach students, to change the world.
You can contact John at 585.624.7930, Facebook.com/theBASICsite, and @theBASICcrew.
Join Karl Vaters, Jeff, & Jonny at the SmallChurchBigDeal Conference in Fenton, MI on Saturday, October 1, 2016! Click the image below to register...
If YOU are a bi-vocational pastor or a church planter, CLICK HERE for episode 173 with bi-vocational church planter Zach Bauer!
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