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Why Your Church Sucks at Reaching People

by Peyton Jones: Know why your church sucks at reaching people?“It” was never meant to. You were. Churches are never going to be effective at reaching people. Churches don’t reach people. People do. Churches don’t make disciples. People do. Don’t count on your Pastor to reach people either. They strategize and […]

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How to Get a Church Nonprofit Authorization Number and Save Thousands

The following is a guest post by Holly Goff, production manager at d2design, which specializes in direct mail solutions tailored to churches and their goals. Chances are, you’re planning to use direct mail at some point in your church’s marketing plan. It’s cost-effective and maintains great response rates: Once again, […]

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Disciples Who Make Disciples

by Tom Planck: The narrative that is unfolding in the Church today is not a good read. There are 355,000 plus churches in the United States and better than 80% of them are either in plateau or decline1. These churches are not only declining numerically, but they are also seeing […]

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What’s the Difference Between Small Group and Bible Study?

by Jim Putman: Whether you a newcomer to the Church Community or you’ve been around it your entire life, you are sure to have run across some of the following terms: Sunday School, Small Group, Cell Group, Bible Study, Life Group, etc: These are all terms that have fought for position […]

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Episode 303: Core Groups vs Launch Teams

by NewChurches.com: The terminology, ‘core group’ and ‘launch team’ fundamentally mean something different. In Episode 303 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the fundamental differences between core groups and launch teams. Should I start with a core group or a launch team? In this episode, you’ll discover: […]

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How Do You Make Disciples?

by Craig Etheredge: I love asking pastors that question. Not long ago, I sat around a conference table with several pastors, professors, and denominational leaders. We were all there to talk about discipleship. When the question was asked about how disciples are made, the thoughts were pretty vague and varied. Most […]

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The Big Day

by Peyton Jones: So you’re ready for the big day?  No you’re not.  Like rushing your wife to the hospital when you get the phone call from the adoption agency, or your wife’s water breaks, you’re never ready.The first thing that I can tell you about the launch day is to […]

Newsletter — August 2018

Systems Excellence Characteristics of Healthy Systems Does the word healthy describe the systems that exist within your church? Do you know what characterizes a healthy system? Knowing what a healthy system looks like is important because healthy churches have healthy systems – just like healthy systems help human bodies function […]

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5 Training Experiences to Help Your Team Feel Like First-time Guests

by Rich Birch: Have you ever felt like the training for your guest service team is lacking something? Are you ready to take your team to the next level, but you’re not sure where to begin? Are you tired of seeing another list of “tips” to help your team improve […]

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How to Look Up Mobile Carriers so Your Church Software Works

by Patrick Bradley: Ever notice that your church management software asks for your people’s mobile number and their carrier? Here’s why they do that and how you can look up mobile carriers to get past the roadblock. Has this happened to you? You build your guest followup system in your […]