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Use these 4 Free Community Mapping Tools

by Patrick Bradley: Use these free community mapping tools to help you do the hard missionary work of learning your community. Taking notes and marking things down on a saved online map will become invaluable as your network, serve and get the word out in your community. Radius Around an […]

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Get These 3 Free Products from Google for Nonprofits

by Patrick Bradley: Google has plenty of free* products generally, but there are a few premium services they offer only to qualifying nonprofits. Check out these 3 free things you get from Google for Nonprofits: Unfortunately, the first thing they do in your application process is ping the IRS’s online […]

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12 Steps of a Multisite Launch Timeline

By Ethan Welch: So you’re thinking about laughing a new campus? There are many questions every church faces when exploring this opportunity. Topics like location, facility, staffing  timelines, and finances are all important to cover and address in the process. Let’s walk through 12 steps to help your new campus launch well. 1. Decision Early on, your […]

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6 Great Reasons to Network in Your Community

by Patrick Bradley: Networking is when you’re meeting with civic officials, business leaders, community groups, nonprofits, etc. Here are 6 great reasons to go network in your community today. I’m sure I don’t have hard numbers to prove it, but I would argue that there’s a tangible difference in the […]

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Episode 193: Contextualizing Multisite Campuses

What would it look like if every campus and church plant you start has a Kingdom-first mindset? In Episode 193 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss some assumptions and myths about the multisite model. Here’s Alvin with today’s question: When it comes to planting a multisite church, how […]

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How to Write a Church Donor Acknowledgement Letter

by Patrick Bradley: When a business or individual donates something, send them a church donor acknowledgement letter for their tax records. A local coffee shop has generously offered to provide coffee and muffins for your workers at a community service event. How exciting! All they want in return is a […]

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Correcting Media Statements about You and Your Church – by June 30

by Warren Bird: When the media says something bad or inaccurate about the church you serve, especially if it’s a high-visibility church, it hurts all of us. But with your help, we can change many of those reports. Several times each week we get requests by the media for a […]

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5 Tips for Good Old-Fashioned Social Networking, Online

by Brandon A. Cox: If you’ve read Rewired, you might remember that the first section of the book aims to prove that social networking isn’t new. In fact, it’s as old as humanity. We’ve always sought connection. We’ve always spread news socially and relationally. In the last decade and a half, […]

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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 […]