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5 Truths About Growth and Scale That Frustrate Most Leaders

by Carey Nieuwhof: Every leader I know hopes their church or organization grows. The challenge is that few are prepared for what happens when it does. As strange as it seems, most of us think growth will be easy—that when everything is up and to the right, all problems and stresses […]

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3 Simple Habits That Keep A Discussion From Becoming A Debate

by Jim Putman: I have a core belief that I think God calls all his followers to hold and that is Christ Centered Relationships. I believe that all my relationships need to be grounded in and centered on Christ and that I should be living out the fruit of the Spirit within them. This […]

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5 Healthy Meeting Habits in High Performance Church Teams – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Stop and think about how much of your time is spent in meeting in an average week at your church. Now, do some quick math to calculate that across your team. Wowsers! That’s a lot of time! (Bonus: Assign some monetary value to each of those hours.) […]

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Episode 270: Dynamics of Starting a Fourth Site

by NewChurches.com: When starting your fourth campus, your strategy may change, but your vision and values should stay the same. In Episode 270 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss things to consider when planting your fourth site. Here’s Howard with today’s question: We are a three-site church and are […]

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All About Multisite: Campus Growth Barriers, Multisite vs. Church Planting & Leadership Development – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Welcome to our new podcast all about multisite! I’m chatting with a group of multisite ninjas and answering your questions about the ins and outs of launching new campuses. Our group is as follows: Natalie Frisk is our family ministry expert. She is a key leader from […]

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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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The Most Important Hat a Church Planter Wears

By Phil Metzger: Church planters wear a lot of hats, by necessity. Pastor, Bible teacher, counselor, worship leader (regardless of skill), church set up and tear down coordinator, janitor. The list goes on. But in all my years of church planting it is my firm conclusion that the most important hat […]

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Best Practices in Elder Selection & Development Process with Phil Taylor – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Welcome back for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have Pastor Phil Taylor with us this week. He is the executive pastor at Mosaic Church in Winter Garden, Florida. Phil is with us today to talk about the elder development process at Mosaic and […]

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Are You More a “Hero” or “Hero Maker,” According to Your Calendar?

by Warren Bird: Who mentored you or believed in you before you believed in yourself? That person is your Hero Maker! If you pick a recent day from your calendar, and review the ways you spent your time that day, how much were you the hero and how much did you make heroes […]

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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 […]