We all endeavor to know how to reach the masses, especially the “millennial” generation. Reaching multiple generations all at once takes understanding the nuances of each age group. We can’t minister with Millennials the way we did with Builders and Boomers, because they don’t have a collective generational identity. Karl Vaters will talk about how generational demographics is being replaced, and how to use our technology and building resources to adapt to and capitalize on these changes. Learn how to best use today’s resources to serve others, build the body, and honor Christ. This deep-dive into understanding the millennials will offer new insight that will change your expectations, use of building and technology and mold a new ministry approach that will more effectively reach them.
About The Speaker
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
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.