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Rapid Multiplication Approach to Multisite Expansion with Chris Hankins

by Rich Birch: Thanks for joining in for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I have Chris Hankins with me, the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Point Church has about 17 services across 9 locations on Sundays. With a total attendance of between 1500-2000 […]

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Urban Church Planting Through Theater And Community Gardens: An Interview With Deb Walkemeyer

by Peyton Jones: Welcome to Season 8 Episode 12 of the Hardcore Church Planting Podcast with Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell. In this episode, I interviewed Deb Walkemeyer. To get straight to listening Click Here and to download in iTunes click here.Deb serves as Co-Pastor of Light & Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, […]

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5 Keys To Having Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations With Non-Christians

guest post by Rose Meeder: At some point, if you are sincere about your Christian faith, you are going to have a conversation with someone about it.  Or are you? Let me back up a minute, if “being a Christian” is something you take seriously, you are probably going to THINK […]

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On Being A Blessing To Your Community

by Peyton Jones: This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss how to be a blessing to your community. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. First thing’s first, what does it mean to be a blessing. In my view it means, what can you you do to […]

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5 Actions Your Church Needs to Make Way More Convenient

by Rich Birch: I was struck by Tim Wu’s column in the New York Times called “The Tyranny of Convenience” a few months ago and it has stuck with me. Core to the thesis of this article is that convenience is at the center of what drives humans today. The […]

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How to Use Social Media in Your Church

By Daniel Im: Q&A Webinars are a monthly segment designed for Plus Members to hear from leading experts in church planting, multisite, and multiplication. For this month’s segment, Ed and I talk with Chris Martin. Chris is the Content Strategist Team Leader at LifeWay Christian Resources. Social Media and the Church […]

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5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Church Is Geared to Insiders, Not Outsiders

by Carey Nieuwhof: Pretty much every church leader I talk to says they long to reach their community. After all, the church is one of the only missions on the planet that exists for the sake of its non-members. But there’s a strange tension to which leaders are often blind: as […]

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5 Reasons Why Engagement is the New Church Attendance

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you track attendance at your church (and who doesn’t), the vast majority of church leaders are tracking numbers that probably bother them. That can lead into a death spiral of trying to drive greater attendance, only to discover more disappointment down the road. The mission of the […]

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The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions

by Steve Jennings: We have an insatiable desire for fast results and quick fixes. Over the years I’ve lived overseas, it’s become clear that this yearning has touched our missions methods as well. As I’ve read books on missions and sat through seminars, I can’t help but sense that we’re […]

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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 […]