Smith Baptist Association Annual Meeting
Tyler, TX | February 4-5, 2024
Notes for Karl Vaters' Session
Post-Pandemic: What’s Working In Congregations That Are Thriving
Three keys to moving forward:
Congregations that are thriving in a post-pandemic world have:
- Resources in reserve
- Team-based leadership
People in trauma they can’t hear explanations
- They need familiarity and stability
Everyone has a default reaction to trauma
Denial >> Anger >> Bargaining >> Depression >> Acceptance
Address the underlying fear, not the symptomatic behavior
Recognize your own trauma first
- Don’t let your trigger become your truth
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