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How to Decide Between a Fall and Spring Church Plant Launch

by Patrick Bradley: It is generally acknowledged that there are 2 best windows for a church plant launch in the US: fall (Sep/Oct) and spring (Feb/Mar). How will you decide? The windows work kind of like a space shuttle landing – in its day, it couldn’t come down just anywhere. […]

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Do You Need Temporary Launch Team Members?

by Patrick Bradley: You may need to find some temporary launch team members if you find yourself short a few hands as you gear up for the launch of your worship gatherings. Building a Launch Team is hard work. Some planters get a head start through several families coming with […]

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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 […]

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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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5 Ways Churches That Want to Break the 1,000 Barrier Stay Personal & Relational

by Rich Birch: The only people who like big churches are pastors. One of the paradoxes that churches face as they grow beyond 1,000 in attendance is that they actually need to act more like a small church in some ways. The “competition” of large and growing churches is actually […]

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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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7 Unwritten Rules of Church Leadership

by Carey Nieuwhof: Things don’t always go the way you want them to in life. Church life is hardly an exception. I’ve been in church my entire life and in leadership for half that. So there are a few things I noticed that you may have noticed too. Leadership is hard and my […]

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Things You Need to Know Before Offering Gluten-Free Communion

by Patrick Bradley: Awareness of food allergies and dietary restrictions have been on the rise. With all the clamor about gluten-free this and gluten-free that, here are some things you need to know if you’re going to offer gluten-free communion. I went to the grand opening of a church plant […]

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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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5 Bad Habits Killing the Effectiveness of Your Church’s Announcements – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: There are five precious minutes in your service that are solely intended to move people to action. The announcement time in your church service is a high leverage opportunity to encourage your people to move from where they are to where you want them to be. It […]