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How to Align Ministries to Multiply Impact

By Daniel Im: We need to be teaching younger generations the truths that will last. Research studies show that teenagers are enjoying church and like the traditions of church but are unable to explain basic teachings of the Bible. Their belief system is “moral therapeutic deism.” Younger generations grasp the basic […]

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Practical Help For Developing Your Church’s Team Culture with Lee Coate – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to another episode of the unSeminary podcast. We’re in for a treat today with Lee Coate, the executive pastor in charge of ministry and media at The Crossing Christian Church in Las Vegas. The Crossing began in 2000 as a partner plant coming out of […]

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Urban Church Planting Through Theater And Community Gardens: An Interview With Deb Walkemeyer

by Peyton Jones: Welcome to Season 8 Episode 12 of the Hardcore Church Planting Podcast with Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell. In this episode, I interviewed Deb Walkemeyer. To get straight to listening Click Here and to download in iTunes click here.Deb serves as Co-Pastor of Light & Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, […]

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5 Keys To Having Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations With Non-Christians

guest post by Rose Meeder: At some point, if you are sincere about your Christian faith, you are going to have a conversation with someone about it.  Or are you? Let me back up a minute, if “being a Christian” is something you take seriously, you are probably going to THINK […]

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How to Use Social Media in Your Church

By Daniel Im: Q&A Webinars are a monthly segment designed for Plus Members to hear from leading experts in church planting, multisite, and multiplication. For this month’s segment, Ed and I talk with Chris Martin. Chris is the Content Strategist Team Leader at LifeWay Christian Resources. Social Media and the Church […]

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Why and How Multicultural Leadership Strengthens You, Your Team, and the Faith

By Ed Stetzer: It was just one year ago when I came on as executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. In that time, we’ve hired six new staff here. Three are from different racial and ethnic backgrounds than I am and an additional two are women. And […]

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5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Church Is Geared to Insiders, Not Outsiders

by Carey Nieuwhof: Pretty much every church leader I talk to says they long to reach their community. After all, the church is one of the only missions on the planet that exists for the sake of its non-members. But there’s a strange tension to which leaders are often blind: as […]

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5 Things Millennials Are Looking For In a Church

by Carey Nieuwhof: One of the questions almost every church leader I know is asking is “How do we reach Millennials?”—that demographic of young adults now in their mid-twenties to age 40. It’s a great question. They’re hardly kids anymore. They’re today’s adults. And many churches have missed them altogether. One of the […]

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5 Reasons Why Engagement is the New Church Attendance

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you track attendance at your church (and who doesn’t), the vast majority of church leaders are tracking numbers that probably bother them. That can lead into a death spiral of trying to drive greater attendance, only to discover more disappointment down the road. The mission of the […]

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5 Signs Your Church Isn’t Ready For the Future

by Carey Nieuwhof: It’s a tough question to answer: so, is your church ready for the future? A lot of the time, I’m afraid the answer is no. Culture is changing so rapidly that’s it’s hard for anyone to keep up. Ask people what’s changing faster, the culture or the church, […]