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7 Signs Your Church Is (Finally) Reaching Unchurched People

by Carey Nieuwhof: So as a church leader you have a desire to reach new people with the good news of Jesus. But how do you know your church is really finally (truly) reaching the unchurched? First, you can (and should) use data to find out whether you are attracting transfer […]

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Balancing Three Factors

by Peyton Jones: Ninjas don’t have a lot of decisions to make. They don’t get to pick what color to wear. For ninjas black is always the new black. However, to a bivocational ninja there are career choices to be made. There are three factors of choosing a career path that […]

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Call Me Back When You’re a Real Church

By Patrick Bradley: If you haven’t heard this response yet in your church planting journey, you will: “Call me back when you’re a real church.” Have a plan to address this before you’re hit with it. Oh, they never say it exactly like that. But when you invite someone to […]

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A False Spiritual Maturity Test For Your Church…and a Better One

by Carey Nieuwhof: One of the frequent criticisms I hear of churches that are trying to reach people who don’t attend church is that they fail to produce ‘disciples’. Honestly, this is a criticism that, off and on, has been levied at our ministry for years. And it bothers me. On a recent […]

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Rapid Multiplication Approach to Multisite Expansion with Chris Hankins – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Thanks for joining in for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I have Chris Hankins with me, the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Point Church has about 17 services across 9 locations on Sundays. With a total attendance of between 1500-2000 […]

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Multiplying a Movement

by Craig Etheredge: The sun was bright, and the sky was clear as I climbed on top of Mount Arbel. This mountain is a special one in the life of Jesus and special to those who follow Him. It stands today, as it did over two thousand years ago, as one […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

by Craig Etheredge: The greatest hindrance to living outward is focusing inward. Not long ago, I sat in a restaurant with my friend, Greg, as we caught up on all the happenings in our families. I have known Greg for many years, stretching all the way back to when he was […]

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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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The Dangerous Trap Of Isolation – And How You Can Avoid It

by Jim Putman: Family… that word probably brings many thoughts to your mind. You may have memories of fun and loving holiday times together with lots of food and laughter. Or you may be one of the many people that have memories of bitterness, conflict and broken relationships. Some may even have no family memories; and spent your life dreaming of what it would […]

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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 […]