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Making Our Church the Same Age as Our Neighborhood

By Lee Kricher: Our church needed to make a tough decision. In the fall of 2003, I became Senior Pastor of Amplify Church, an evangelical church in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Weekend attendance had been in steady decline for several years and was hovering around 200 people. We were on […]

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Horizontal Hostility: What Is It, Why Is It Killing the Church, and How to Fix It

by Rich Birch: Horizontal hostility is a sociological phenomenon used to describe infighting or factionalism within a minority movement. Rather than banding together, subgroups snipe and fight with each other. It’s that weird thing that happens in small subcultures – when outsiders look in, they can’t believe the groups fighting […]

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Your Organizational Structure Might Be Holding You Back

by Brandon A. Cox: Structure is essential. Like a body without bones or a building without supporting walls, an organization without a structure goes nowhere, fast. Having said that, it’s important to understand that only healthy structure supports growth. Unhealthy structure holds organizations back from growing. Todd Henry, author of Louder Than Words, […]

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20 Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned From Reggie Joiner

by Carey Nieuwhof: I’ve been at the Rethink Leadership and Orange Conferences this week in Atlanta. If you’ve never been you’re missing out. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Reggie Joiner over a number of years. We have written together, traveled together and spoken together and even started the Rethink […]

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Episode 169: Campus Pastor Competencies

by Daniel Im: What competencies do campus pastors need to be successful in their role? In Episode 169 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about developing your campus pastors within your church’s leadership pipeline. In this episode, you’ll discover: The importance of a leadership pipeline in development Why development of campus […]

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If You Aspire to Lead, Start Leading Right Now

by Brandon A. Cox: I’m afraid it’s all too common for people to have huge aspirations about who they want to become in the future, but almost no plan or willingness to get there. We love the idea of changing the world, but we fail to see that changing the […]

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Pastors, Spend Time with Non-Pastors

Most pastors have a rightful desire to train up future pastors. We realize that one day, our ministry will end and we ought be preparing the next generation to take the gospel to the land we cannot go. This focus, however, can lead us to overemphasize pastoral training at the cost […]

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2 Critically Important Hidden Groups of People at Your Church

Even in a church of a few hundred people, it’s easy for folks to get lost. People can slip through the cracks and you will not be able to serve them well. Regardless of the church size, we need to constantly consider how people are plugging into our ministry. There […]

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WEBINAR: 5 Keys for Creating a Culture of Leadership Development

Do you want to take your church to the next level in leadership development? According to Leadership Network’s Warren Bird, approximately 80% of North America’s churches are either plateaued or declining. Only 20% are growing and less than 0.5% of all church are multiplying—either by starting new churches or planting […]

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12 Church Sub-Calendars You Need Today

Church sub-calendars are a great way to keep everything organized at your church. Setting them up is relatively easy and it solves the following 3 problems. Whether or not you’re a program-driven church, there are things that happen in the life of your church each year. Keeping them all straight […]