Can This Work In A Small Church?

Can This Work in a Small Church? is hosted by Karl Vaters, a small church pastor and author of several books including Small Church Essentials.

Each episode looks at a specific church leadership topic from a small church perspective.

We'll describe how smaller congregations need to approach most aspects of ministry differently than big churches do, but the goal will always be to find practical answers as we follow Christ's mission together.

Christianity
Religion & Spirituality
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Ep 034: Technology, Ministry, and Keeping Peopl...
Church Growth Movement, technology and how it has affected the way we approach pastoring
45 min
2
Ep 033: Leveraging the Strengths of Your Small ...
Ron Klassen talks about seeing the unique nature of the small church, not as a problem to be solved, but as a strength to leverage.
48 min
3
Ep 032: Teaching the Bible In Your Context, wit...
Karl and Matt talk about how to become better Bible teachers, whether online or in person.
56 min
4
Ep 031: How To Find The Right Pastor/Church Fit...
Can we slow down the revolving door for churches and pastors?
51 min
5
Ep 030: How Fixing the World Is Killing the Chu...
Is the church called to separate ourselves from the world? Change it? Fix it? Or something else entirely?
50 min
6
Ep 029: When “Can’t Miss” Church Growth Answer...
An interview about what to do when answers don't work as promised, and refocusing on the essentials.
56 min
7
Ep 028: Ending Human Trafficking, with Dr. Sand...
Healthy churches are uniquely positioned to help prevent human trafficking
56 min
8
Ep 027: The Unexpected Origins of the Church Gr...
The origins of church growth are far different than what most of us have been taught recently, according to Dr. McIntosh.
48 min
9
Ep 026: Destigmatizing the "M" Word (Marketing)...
An interview with Austin Savage about the role of marketing in church leadership.
45 min
10
Ep 025: Why Your Church Needs A Website And Soc...
In a small church, a Facebook page should be enough of an online presence, right? Wrong.
44 min
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Ep 024: Rural Church Rescue, with Jon Sanders
Jon and Karl talk about how Jon used the principles he learned as a firefighter to help churches better understand how to do ministry that matters.
50 min
12
Ep 023: A Christian's Guide To The Gender Revol...
Karl and Dr. Gil address issues of concern to pastors, and provide a dialogue on how to approach varied sex/gender concerns in congregants and beyond.
65 min
13
Ep 022: Helping Men Become More Intentional Dad...
Karl Vaters interviews Jeff Hamilton, of Dad Academy, about helping men become the dad they want to be.
58 min
14
Bonus: Introducing the Bible-Reading Coach Podcast
This time you'll finish
16 min
15
Ep 021: Church Planting For Everyone, with Peyt...
44 min
16
Ep 020: Online and In-Person Worship, with Jaso...
49 min
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Ep 019: Current Issues in Church Law & Tax, wit...
Karl Vaters interviews Matt Branaugh about the important subjects of law, tax and finances in the church.
50 min
18
Ep 018: The Small Church In God's Mission, with...
Karl Vaters interviews Bob Roberts Jr., a pastor, author, global strategist and more.
54 min
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Ep 017: Pastoral Transition with Gary Garcia
Gary is back! This time we talk about Pastoral Transition from a unique perspective.
53 min
20
Ep 016: Pastoral Longevity and Ministry Partner...
Karl Vaters interviews Gary Garcia about keeping fresh and working together well for the long haul.
40 min
21
Ep 015: Interim Pastors, with Tom Harris
46 min
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Ep 014: Long Term Pastorates, with Rich Brown
Karl Vaters interviews Rich Brown on the importance of long-term pastorates.
40 min
23
Ep 013: Small Churches In Denominational Leader...
Karl Vaters interviews Matt Henslee about the importance of having small church representation in denominational leadership.
29 min
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Ep 012: Small Church Pastor Personality Types, ...
27 min
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Ep 011: Trauma, Brain Science, and Ministry, wi...
Karl talks with Lori Andrews, Ed.D. about trauma, its effect on the brain, and how to use this information as we lead through challenging times.
41 min
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Ep 010: Writing For Ministry, with Drew Dyck
Join Karl as he talks with Drew Dyck about how to effectively write for ministry.
40 min
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Ep 009: First Impressions, with Greg Atkinson
Greg Atkinson is one the world’s leading voices in First Impressions for churches.
46 min
28
Ep 008: Recovering & Thriving In the Post-Pande...
In this two-part series, Karl Vaters shares several lessons about responding, recovering and thriving through a challenging season.
28 min
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Ep 007: Recovering & Thriving In the Post-Pande...
In this two-part series, Karl Vaters shares several lessons about responding, recovering and thriving through a challenging season.
30 min
30
Ep 006: Video Ministry Using Devices You Alread...
An interview with Craig Forrest, who’s spent decades shooting and editing film and video for ministries and network TV.
35 min
31
Ep. 005: Small Church Conferences
What big church conferences can do to include the needs and voices of small church leaders
67 min
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Ep 004: Decision Fatigue, with Ira Antoine
“What is decision fatigue? Why are we facing it? And what can we do about it?”
57 min
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Ep. 003: Can a Pastor Change the Culture of a S...
26 min
34
Ep 002: Making a Positive Impact on Social Medi...
Hope for how we can be peacemakers and reconcilers in our online behavior.
60 min
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Ep 001: Can A Small Church Be An Effective Church?
Karl answers another small church question...
39 min
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EP 000: Introducing Can This Work in a Small Ch...
Karl Vaters introduces his new podcast!
3 min