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How to Claim Your Online Church Listings

by Patrick Bradley: You need to claim your online church listings so that you can control what is displayed and moderate ratings and reviews. Sooner or later, your church plant will show up in online directories like Yelp and Google Maps. Where does that information come from? How do they […]

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Get Your People to Post Online Church Ratings

by Patrick Bradley: Having your team post online church ratings could make the difference between whether someone decides to visit your church gatherings or not. Have you ever looked up ratings for restaurants or contractors online? I have. I want to know something about the reputation and track record of […]

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Top DIY Church Website Options

by Patrick Bradley: If you’re on a budget and find WordPress confusing, there are several other DIY church website options. I’ve leaned into this a little harder recently because I continue to get calls for help from confused pastors who just can’t figure out their WordPress sites. I know all […]

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Pros and Cons of a WordPress Church Website

by Patrick Bradley: As you plan your church plant website, you’ll have to decide which software to build it with. Consider these pros and cons of a WordPress church website. I’ve helped dozens of church planters get started on their websites. The most popular site building software has been WordPress. […]

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5 Ways Churches That Want to Break the 1,000 Barrier Stay Personal & Relational

by Rich Birch: The only people who like big churches are pastors. One of the paradoxes that churches face as they grow beyond 1,000 in attendance is that they actually need to act more like a small church in some ways. The “competition” of large and growing churches is actually […]

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Connecting New People Who Come to Your Church

by Carey Nieuwhof: Christine Birch has been part of three large churches in both Canada and the US. How do you connect people in a large church and how do you connect them at your church? Christine shares her experiences on both sides of the border as they apply to […]

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11 Ways To Make Christmas Your Best Outreach of the Year

by Carey Nieuwhof: Any idea what the best outreach opportunity of the year at your church might be? You might think it’s an event you do, or perhaps it’s Easter. But whether Christmas has historically been your best opportunity to reach unchurched people or not, I believe it could be. You […]

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5 Bad Habits Killing the Effectiveness of Your Church’s Announcements – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: There are five precious minutes in your service that are solely intended to move people to action. The announcement time in your church service is a high leverage opportunity to encourage your people to move from where they are to where you want them to be. It […]

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How To Respond to Critics Like an Emotionally Intelligent Leader Would

by Carey Nieuwhof: So you signed up for leadership, but you didn’t really sign up for all the criticism that came with it, did you? And yet here you are. Criticism is an almost daily staple for most leaders. You get everything from side comments, to direct challenges, to people who […]

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7 Ways Smartphones Have Changed People at Your Church (And What to Do About it!) – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Do you remember the world before the smartphones came and invaded all our spaces? I have a hard time recalling how we got along before these little rectangles of glass, metal and plastic lodged themselves firmly into our everyday lives. These devices have had simultaneously a profound […]