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Podcast

Pastoral Transition, with Gary Garcia (Podcast Ep 017)

Karl Vaters interviews Gary Garcia again. This time about pastoral transition. Specifically, how Gary became the pastor after working for Karl, while Karl stayed on staff working for Gary.

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Encouragement

Being The Church Isn’t Enough: 11 Reasons We Also Need To Go

The church is God’s people gathered and God’s people sent. The gathering (going to church) matters just as much as the sending (being the church).

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Adapting

How Not To Overstay Your Pastoral Calling

Letting go is a skill that has to be learned. It takes years of preparation and practice.

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Podcast

Pastoral Longevity and Ministry Partnership, with Gary Garcia (Podcast Ep 016)

Karl Vaters interviews Gary Garcia about their 29-year-long ministry partnership in the same church, including the benefits and challenges of longevity.

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Podcast

Intentional Interim Pastors, with Tom Harris (Podcast Ep 015)

Karl Vaters interviews Tom Harris about the importance of interim pastorates, including how an intentional interim can help prepare a church to hit the ground running when they call a new pastor.

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