The needs and functionality of church buildings and the surrounding property are changing rapidly. Today's churches are responding to the new demands. Whether you are planning a new building, entering a new venue or like so many, making the most of your existing space, it's important to know the ins and outs of all the options.
The Next-Gen Building Conference de-mystifies today’s trends and clarifies the process of determining your current and future needs. We’ll help you know how to fund, plan and oversee improvements that will ultimately, help you make greater impact in your surrounding community.
The Next-Gen Building Conference is designed for pastors, executive pastors, administrators and other church leadership positions involved in strategic church planning and oversight. Educational sessions address critical elements of church design and construction, fund raising and finance, multi-site planning, church planting and sanctuary improvements.
Karl Vaters is the author of the book, The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us. On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for ChristianityToday.com several times a week. He’s also the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative Small Church pastors. Karl’s passion is neither to help pastors grow churches bigger or to settle for less. He believes Small Churches are not a problem, a virtue or an excuse. They just are. And they can be pastored well.
His heart is to help pastors of Small Churches (about 90% of churches) find the resources to pastor their current church 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 of each.
Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and has been the lead pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California for over 23 years.
We all endeavor to know how to reach the masses, especially the "millenial" generation. Reaching multiple generations all at once takes understanding the nuiances of each age group. It's apparent that we can't just follow the same recipe we had for reaching the builders and boomers. We need a paradigm shift. This deep-dive into understanding the millenials will give you new insight that will change your expectations and ministry approach to reaching them.