Karl Vaters Seminar
Leading small churches (without settling for less)
Friday 21 February (commencing at 7 pm) and Saturday 22 February 2020 (9 am to 2 pm)
St Paul’s Anglican Church
554 Vulture Street, East Brisbane
“Small churches may be Christianity’s most overlooked, underutlized asset, and they’re multiplying”. Karl Vaters
Hear from international bestselling author, Karl Vaters, as he affirms the value of small-sized churches and explores how small churches can create and nourish their capacity for effective ministry. Karl’s heart is to help leaders of small churches find the resources to lead well, and to capitalise on the unique advantages that come with leading a small church.
Too many priests, pastors, ministers and parishioners labour under the false impression that their church can’t be great until it becomes bigger. Because a church is small doesn’t mean it is broken, lazy, visionless, ingrown, poorly led or theologically faulty. This seminar will challenge perceptions of what successful ministry is and explore how small churches can discover and captialise on their strengths.
This seminar is open to clergy, lay ministers, church workers and anyone interested in church development and leadership.
About the presenter
Karl Vaters has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 25 years with his wife, Shelley. Karl is the author of two books about small churches:
- Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250
- The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us
(Tickets includes lunch and morning tea/supper.)
5.00 pm Monday 17 February 2020
For those requiring overnight accommodation, please contact the Parish of East Brisbane to enquire about local hotel options or billets: phone 0418 876 912 or email [email protected].
This event is an initiative of The Parish of East Brisbane, supported by the Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission.
For enquiries, please contact the Parish Office: phone 0418 876 912 or email [email protected].