When “Can’t Miss” Church Growth Answers Don’t Work, with Cory Hartman (Podcast Ep 029)

Karl Vaters interviews Cory Hartman about church growth, health, and what happened when sure-fire answers misfired for him and the church he served.

In this episode I interview Cory Hartman, co-author of Future Church: Seven Laws of Real Church Growth about what happened when church growth answers didn’t work for him or the church he served.

His background and experiences will sound familiar to most small church leaders. And this conversation will be very encouraging.

In this conversation, Cory and I talk about 

  • How Cory, a “failed” small church pastor became the co-author of a book about church growth (including an update of what “failure” really means)
  • The essential distinction between what he calls Upper Room and Lower Room churches
  • The four “can’t miss” answers for church growth, and how they did miss for him 
  • How he redefines some important terms like “church growth”, “success”, “discipleship” and “conversion” in more biblical ways

And more.

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Credits

Producer
Veronica Beaver | Veronica@KarlVaters.com

 

Editor

Phil Vaters | Phil@KarlVaters.com

 

Music composed and performed by
Jack Wilkins | JackWilkinsMusic.com

 

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Shelley Vaters | Shelley@KarlVaters.com

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