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Category: Outreach


Why Most Churches That Start Small…Stay Small

by Carey Nieuwhof: So…you want your church to grow, right? When I ask ministry leaders whether they want to see growth, almost every leader I’ve ever talked to says yes. Sure…there are some house church movements that want to stay small. And some long time or xenophobic churches have lost their appetite […]


How to Transform a Community

By Rich Perez: One of the great and worthy causes of church planting is the desire to influence neighborhoods and cities for the gospel of Jesus. We long to shape the hearts of our friends, families, and neighbors, and by doing so to shape the systems and structures of our cities. […]


Five New Reasons Why You DO Want to Launch that New Church or Campus

by Warren Bird: What did leaders from more than 1,500 new churches or multisite campuses tell us about what they’ve learned and experienced? “8 Launch Wins,” our newly released report gives you wisdom from comparing various approaches and circumstances. Here is the infographic from the richly illustrated report, which is […]


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 […]


Church Planting & Differentiation

by Ralph Moore: Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being different may open otherwise hostile hearts and minds. We face a rising generation more interested in healing hurts and sustaining resources than they […]


Three Essentials for an Attractional Church Plant

By Drew Hyun: Over the past 40 years, the Christian church in America has been deeply impacted by the attractional church movement, a movement that emphasized for churches to be relatable and effective in reaching the unchurched. These attractional churches conducted services and programs in such a way that people would […]


5 Ways Your Parking Lot Might be Holding Back the Redemptive Potential of Your Church

by Rich Birch: Believe it or not, your parking lot could be the thing that is holding back the potential of your church. In fact, your church might not be living up to its total calling because of what is happening at the parking lot. We call this site unSeminary. […]


What you need to do for your Christmas service

by Peyton Jones:  This week Pete Mitchell and I take a look at what you need to do for your Christmas service. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. It’s Christmas time which means Christmas services and Christmas services means you may be getting people that do not normally […]


Free Community Mapping Tools, Part 3: Carrier Route Maps

by Patrick Bradley: Third in a series of posts about community mapping tools, here’s another free tool to help you learn your community: postal carrier route maps. One of the challenges of getting the word out in your community is planning time & resources to let every household know about […]


Bryce Baldwin Explains an Innovative Approach to Community Outreach Meeting Practical Needs

by Rich Birch: Welcome to another edition of the unSeminary podcast. I’m here today with Bryce Baldwin of Rome Alliance Church of Rome, NY. Rome Alliance was founded in 1915. Today you’ll find a mix of people there from birth to age 93. Bryce grew up in this church, later […]