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Karl Vaters Podcasts

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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Karl Vaters. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Karl Vaters, often where they are interviewed.

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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Karl Vaters. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Karl Vaters, often where they are interviewed.

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How Your Congregation Can Adapt & Thrive After A Crisis With Karl Vaters

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William Vanderbloemen, our founder and CEO talks with Karl Vaters, Author, Speaker, and Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.

In this conversation, Karl shares the 4 main points from his newest book, “The Church Recovery Guide: How Your Congregation Can Adapt and Thrive After a Crisis.” In this book and podcast, Karl outlines practical steps that you can take to help your church thrive after COVID-19 and be prepared for the next storm that may arise. While COVID is the crisis we’re currently facing, his insights are timeless and applicable for navigating any challenge you may be facing today or in the future.



Nov 19 2020 · 35mins
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Karl Vaters

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Karl Vaters is the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for 28 years with his wife, Shelley. They have three kids and two grandkids.

Karl has written four books on effective leadership from a small church perspective. He also speaks and writes about Helping Small Churches Thrive on his website at KarlVaters.com and as a guest on many podcasts, websites and magazines.

His heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.

Karl has created S.P.A.R.K. Online (Small-Church Pastors Adapt & Recover Kit), which is updated regularly with new resources to help small churches deal with issues related to the COVID-19 crisis and aftermath.

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Nov 17 2020 · 1hr 6mins

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RL 159: Karl Vaters - COVID and Learning From Small Churches

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Today we interview Karl Vaters about the challenges and triumphs of small churches during the time of COVID. There is great hope and excitement about what God is doing!

Nov 10 2020 · 48mins
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Karl Vaters ~ Helping Small Churches Thrive

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The reality is, most of church leaders are leading a small church...and that's alright!  What matters is not the size of your church, but the healthy of your church.  Do you want to learn more?  Give a listen to this podcast as Karl Vaters (small church pastor and author of books like, Small Church Essentials) talks about the crucial role of the small church.  For more information make sure and check out KarlVaters.com.

Oct 05 2020 · 44mins

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Episode 1: Karl Vaters

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In the first episode of Churchology we talk to Karl Vaters. Karl is the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California. Karl has written several books including The Grasshopper Myth, Small Church Essentials, 100 Days To A Healthier Church, and his latest book The Church Recovery Guide: How Your Congregation Can Adapt And Thrive After A Crisis

Karl also blogs for Christianity Today on his blog Pivot. Make sure to check out Karl's website, karlvaters.com

You can connect with Karl on Twitter, @KarlVaters

On this episode we talk to Karl about how church leaders can stay healthy mentally, spiritually, and emotionally in the middle of a crisis. We also talk about what the church might look like on the other side of Covid, a few things churches can focus on right now, and why he's still hopeful for the future of the church. 

Aug 11 2020 · 49mins
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On Being A Small Church Pastor (with Karl Vaters)

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Pastor, author, and speaker Karl Vaters joins Josh and Stan by phone from southern California to share his personal story, discuss his books, and talk all things small church world. Topics include everything from small church relational dynamics, shepherd vs. rancher model, and pastoral care to attendance expectations vs. health and much more.

Be sure to visit Karl's official website at https://www.karlvaters.com/

You can also learn more about Karl's books at https://www.karlvaters.com/books/

"Equipping the saints" episode reference: https://www.buzzsprout.com/811628/3630850-big-goals-for-small-churches

"Equipping the saints" episode on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-goals-for-small-churches/id1494654074?i=1000473655404

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Jun 17 2020 · 45mins
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Adapting & Recovering to COVID-19 (w/ Karl Vaters) - Episode 33

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It is always so special to us to have conversations with others who have a passion, understanding, and care for small churches. Karl Vaters checks all of those boxes. Our conversations with him are some of our favorites, and this one is no different!

For Episode 33 of the podcast, we have Karl back on the show to talk about his own experiences in crisis leadership, how he's currently helping churches adapt to and recover from COVID-19, the importance of team leadership during this time, and a whole lot more. And, of course, there are quite a few laughs, and a mention of Karl's late cat, Darth.

Some great wisdom and support in this episode!

Want to take a look at some conversation takeaways and see any resources mentioned during the conversation? Check out this episode's show notes.

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Apr 24 2020 · 49mins
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Karl Vaters - The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches, and the Small Thinking that Divides Us

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How do we respond in this moment as leaders. Do we rush in with big ideas, big vision, and a bigger burden to rise to the challenges in this moment of crisis. Where do our hearts go if attendance drops or giving declines? Joining us on this episode is pastor and author Karl Vaters who reminds us of the finished work of Jesus Christ, and how God also chooses the small and ordinary things to advance his Kingdom.

Mar 31 2020 · 41mins
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Karl Vaters - Distracted

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We hope you enjoy this weeks message by special guest Pastor Karl Vaters.
Feb 16 2020 · 49mins
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Apple Tree Gathering - Karl Vaters Session 2

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We hope you enjoy this special series from our Apple Tree Gathering conference, featuring special guest Pastor Karl Vaters. This is session 2.
Feb 14 2020 · 52mins