Small-Church Pastors Adapt and Recover Kit (SPARK)

Karl Vaters.

During the pandemic, this webpage helps small membership church leaders to adapt and recover from losses.


articles about vision, crisis leadership, and generational issues

Best For

small church pastors and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Adapt to new social distancing realities by considering both online and social-distanced worship.
  • Gain confidence to lead your small membership congregation by reading wisdom from another small church pastor, Karl Vaters.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

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