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Leadership Network

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 […]

20+ Downloadable Graphics Your Church Can Use to Promote Baptisms

by Rich Birch: Baptism is a vitally important part of discipleship process for the people at your church. It’s also an amazing time in the life of your church. Make sure that you are leveraging this opportunity in the life of your church to communicate about all the life change […]

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Never Waste a Good Sermon! 6 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Message Content

by Brandon A. Cox: Do you ever get that post-sermon, anti-climactic feeling that all of your research, all of your writing, all of your preparation just got burned up in a single half-hour shot? It would be far more ideal to leave church on Sunday believing there was still much […]

Jon Morrison on Being a Millennial Reaching Millennials

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today as we talk with a friend of mine, Jon Morrison, who is an author and a blogger. He is a different kind of guest from our usual visitors and he is here today […]

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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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12 Content Marketing Ideas for Church Leaders

By Brandon A. Cox: Okay, content marketing might be a new term for you. Here’s a definition from Joe Pulizzi, Founder of the Content Marketing Institute… “Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, […]

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Does Online Church Hurt Attendance at Your Physical Location?

By Warren Bird: Are you curious whether online church helps or hurts attendance at the physical locations of churches like yours? Overall, do you think the growth of online church been a good thing for the Christian movement? Or what about experimentation over microsites, such as “dinner church”? What kind […]

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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 […]

5 Ways to Use Scarcity to Drive Engagement at Your Church

by Rich Birch: Supply and demand is not only a fundamental economic principle, but a cultural assumption. When the supply of a product or service becomes scarce, it becomes more valuable. If there is an unlimited availability, it simply remains worthless for people. Is it possible to leverage scarcity to […]

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3 Church Plant Website Stages You Need to Transition Through

Once you get to the launch of your regular worship gatherings, your church plant website will have gone through several stages. Plan ahead for these 3 church plant website stages so you can transition intentionally instead of accidentally. Your major church plant website stages will take their cues from your […]