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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Next Landscape Shifting Movement in Churches

If you could identify every single person in your community who would respond favorably to an invitation to your church, would you? Now you can. If you could identify every single person in your community who would respond favorably to an invitation to your church, would you? Now you can. We […]

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Free Community Mapping Tools Part 2: School Boundary Maps

by Patrick Bradley: Falling in love with your community can be easy; doing the hard work of really getting to know it can take more effort. Here’s another free tool to help you learn your community: school boundary maps. One of the challenges of demographics research is cutting through the […]

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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 […]