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6 Dirty Secrets about Multisite Churches That (Almost) No-one is Talking About

by Rich Birch: Is your church considering going multisite? It would seem like every church leader I talk with is wrestling with this approach on reaching new communities. Studies have shown that basically every growing church is either already multisite or actively looking into it. I’ve been a practitioner of […]

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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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3 Online Ideas for Connecting in Your Community

by Patrick Bradley: Planting a church is about building relationships, and many friendships start online these days. Here are 3 online ideas for connecting in your community. So many of us are living in ever-growing metros and densely-populated areas, and yet we seem to have never felt so isolated and […]

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4 Myths that Keep College Students from Joining a Church

by Jim Davis: It’s more than a month into the semester and some first-year college students are narrowing down their church search. If that’s you, you’re in a small minority of college students, so well done! Most church-going college students never join a church during their time away, electing either […]

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From Preview to Launch

By Ron Sylvia: Have you ever attended a private movie screening or sneak preview? It’s a promotion strategy to create a buzz of excitement around a new movie before its general release. Similarly, one of the most effective strategies for starting a new church is the Preview Service. Like a private […]

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Do These 5 Things Now to Give Your Christmas Services More Impact

by Rich Birch: Christmas is a really big deal at your church. It’s the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus and it also represents some of the largest services you may host all the year long. From this vantage point, all these weeks away from the crunch time, […]

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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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Challenges to Becoming a Multicultural Church

By Ed Stetzer: One of the biggest issues in our culture is race relations. I write about it often, and the latest #Charlottesville incident reminds us of the brokenness we face in this area. One of the biggest knocks on the Church is that 11:00 on Sunday morning is still the most segregated […]

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3 Keys to Increasing Church Planting Capacity in Denominations

by Ed Stetzer: A generation of Christians that has grown up with microwaves is also sold on the idea of movements. But rarely do these things go together. Movements are not instantaneous—they can explode (that’s what makes them movements) but they don’t just show up. It takes time to see if […]

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your Church More Unchurched Friendly – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: You got into the ministry to reach people with the timeless message of Jesus. At some time in your journey, you’ve probably shed tears over the fact that there are people in your community who don’t follow him. You didn’t get in this to keep the people […]