Small Church Essentials

This is Karl Vaters’ most recent book (released March 2018). In it, he offers practical insights into how small churches are different than big churches and what that means for pastoring them well.



Click here to buy individual copies on Amazon (print or Kindle).



We’re very interested in getting this book into the hands of as many churches and pastors as possible. Given that those who will need it the most may be least able to afford it, we’ve designed a very generous pricing structure for churches, which you can use in one of three ways:

1. Click here to go to Small Church Essentials at for 20-40% off print or ebooks. (Free shipping on any order of $25 or more.)

2. Call Moody’s Customer Service Team at 1-800-678-8812 and indicate that the order is for a church and you’ll get 40% off, plus free shipping.

3. For bulk pricing (100+ copies), contact Dave DeHaan at or 847-804-2950.



Small Church Essentials is also available on audio book at

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The Grasshopper Myth

This is the book that started it all. In it, Karl shares his story of striving, then getting frustrated and finally burnt out trying to apply church growth principles that didn’t fit his situation or calling. Then, how he rediscovered his passion for ministry in a small church context, without settling for less, or bashing big churches.

If you are, or know of a small church pastor who is discouraged, this book may be the start of of a road back to health, strength and joy in pastoral ministry again.

Click here to buy individual copies at prices cheaper than Amazon.

Click here to buy it on Amazon (print or Kindle).

For bulk orders of 5 or more, email Karl Vaters directly at

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