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  • 100 Days to a Healthier Church: A Step-By-Step Guide for Pastors and Leadership Teams

100 Days to a Healthier Church: A Step-By-Step Guide for Pastors and Leadership Teams

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A 100-Day Plan That's Practical, Realistic, and Actually Works

You see the problems in your church, and you truly believe it could be better. Not perfect, but healthier. If you want more for your church but aren't quite sure how to get there, 100 Days to a Healthier Church was written for you. It teaches you how to:

  • Identify your church's current level of health using the "Church Health Continuum"
  • Make big changes through small nudges rather than giant leaps
  • Grow your strengths and tackle your weaknesses one at a time

After years of trial and error, pastor and author Karl Vaters developed a tested and proven 15-week process that's manageable, adaptable, and effective. It won't fix everything overnight, but it will help you figure out what to do next. Great for individual pastors, perfect for church leadership teams!

About the Author

Karl Vaters
KARL VATERS has served in small-church ministry for over 40 years, so he speaks and writes from decades of hands-on pastoral experience. He is author of The Church Recovery Guide, 100 Days to a Healthier Church, Small Church Essentials, and The Grasshopper Myth. Karl also hosts a biweekly podcast, The Church Lobby: Conversations on Faith & Ministry. You can learn more about Karl at He and his wife, Shelley, have three children and two grandkids.


Praise for 100 Days to a Healthier Church

"There is constant messaging, whether through programs or principles, around being a healthier version of you. There's a similar message within the American church around revitalization—where churches enter into a gospel process of reversing the downward direction of decline and plateau. Serving as a faithful voice in this area, Karl Vaters writes an excellent revitalization primer full of practical principles for how church leaders can begin leading their church in a healthier direction in just over three months. My encouragement to you would be to eat the words, exercise the principles, and watch your church get healthier."
Wheaton College

"Reading Karl's 100 Days is like hiring a consultant to come to your church and walk you through a renewal process. But where you would normally pay thousands of dollars for such a service, Karl pours his decades of expertise and wisdom into the pages of this book—accessible to and affordable for the small church pastor. If you want to move your church forward, either in mission, programming or overall health, don't just put this book at the top of your must-read list. Put it at the top of your must-do list."
Pastor and author of Small Church BIG Deal: How to Rethink Size, Success and Significance in Ministry and founder of the Small Church BIG Deal Conference

"If there's another book like this out there, we don't know about it. With crystal clarity, Karl lays out a plan toward greater health that any pastor and church leadership can easily wrap their arms around. There's no guesswork, and there's no gimmick—every day from 1 to 100 includes not only the what but the why and the how. And this is not just a book for struggling churches; it is a heart-check for every church at any stage. 100 Days to a Healthier Church should be a coffee-stained and dog-eared manual on every pastor's desk."
Pastors at Lacamas Creek Church
Founders of Big Little Church Conference

"I don't know of a better guide than Karl to lead you and your team on a journey to help create a more healthy church. This is a book that should be in every pastor's library. It's thoughtful, thorough, and practical."
Project Pastor Podcast

"Karl Vaters has done it again! This book will help churches of all different sizes become more intentional about maintaining their spiritual health. If you're serious about growing healthier and expanding your kingdom influence, this book is for you. It is both intensely biblical and practical at the same time. Karl gives us the view from 10,000 feet and the ground level. In today's fast-paced ministry culture, it will force you to slow down and lay a foundation that Jesus Christ will build HIS church on."
Cornerstone Bible Church PJS

"There are few things in life as encouraging as having a parent, coach, or teacher put their arm around you and point you in the right direction. The essence of each encounter results in a renewed confidence that you can accomplish the task that is before you. In writing 100 Days to a Healthier Church, Karl Vaters has provided a step-by-step approach of practical principles that will help your ministry to experience healthy growth. The best way to get to your desired destination is to be honest about your current situation. As Karl reminds us, the most important step to experience change is to first make the choice to change! My hope is that you will embrace Karl's 30 years of ministry experience by implementing these principles in your ministry over the next 100 days."
Executive Director, 95Network

"Karl Vaters, author of Small Church Essentials and The Grasshopper Myth, does it again! In Karl's latest book, 100 Days to a Healthier Church, this seasoned small church specialist has discovered, developed, and deployed a tested and proven 15-week process that's manageable, adaptable, and effective. Vaters knows small churches like few others. He has been a small church pastors for over thirty years. Most of you know Him from reading the pages of Outreach magazine, where he is a regular featured columnist on small church challenges. If you desire to bring health and vitality to your small church, then this new work is a must have in your library. Karl is the defender of the small church and a voice that is needed so much by those struggling to figure out whether God has abandoned small churches or not."
Founder & Directional Leader, The Renovate Group
The Church Revitalizer as Change Agent

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Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1915-6
Publish Date: March 2020
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8
Format: Paperback