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5 Follow-Ups for First Time Guests

by Tyler Smith: Creating an inviting and warm experience for first-time guests before, during, and after worship services and events is important. A primary goal for church staff and volunteers should be to help guests feel loved and welcomed throughout the week as well. So how does your church make certain […]

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How to Mail Automated Thank You Notes for Guest Followup

by Patrick Bradley: Did you know automated thank you notes were a thing? I’d heard rumor that there was a business that would print and mail them for you. I was not prepared for what I found out. Turns out, there’s a whole industry that has sprung up around doing […]

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How to Look Up Mobile Carriers so Your Church Software Works

by Patrick Bradley: Ever notice that your church management software asks for your people’s mobile number and their carrier? Here’s why they do that and how you can look up mobile carriers to get past the roadblock. Has this happened to you? You build your guest followup system in your […]

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10 Questions Church Leaders Should Be Asking (But Probably Aren’t)

by Rich Birch: Questions have a curious function in the life of a leader. A good question can often propel us forward more than a great answer. Our roles in leading our churches requires us to not only work in our ministry but to also take a step back and […]

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Want to Reach New People? These 10 Habits Set Your Church Back

by Tony Morgan: What is the first-time guest experience really like at your church? When my team at The Unstuck Group helps a church assess ministry health, one key step we take is to attend and review the church’s weekend experience through the lens of an outsider. That’s because once you […]

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All About Multisite // Robust Leadership Development Practices & Keeping Teams Aligned

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to our new podcast all about multisite! I’m chatting with a group of multisite ninjas and answering your questions about the ins and outs of launching new campuses. Our group is as follows: Natalie Frisk is our family ministry expert. She is a key leader […]

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4 Experiments to Run this Summer to Help Your Church This Fall

by Rich Birch: Church leaders in prevailing churches think of themselves more like scientists testing theories than bakers applying a prescribed recipe. Rather than looking for the “perfect” strategy for your church, it’s better to consider your practices as a series of experiments and then watch the results. While it’s […]

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Assimilation in Ministry

By Ed Stetzer: For those in church leadership, the issue of assimilation typically comes with questions of effectiveness and strategy. Truth be told, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for assimilation in every church. That said, let me share a few of my thoughts. I’ll start with an analogy that, although not […]

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21 Easy Ways for Your Church to Be More First-Time Guest Friendly

by Rich Birch: This weekend new guests will arrive at your church. Some will be visiting for the very first time, and they will want to know what your church looks like on a regular weekend. Church leaders who want to make a difference always look at how to make […]

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Practical Help For Developing Your Church’s Team Culture with Lee Coate

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to another episode of the unSeminary podcast. We’re in for a treat today with Lee Coate, the executive pastor in charge of ministry and media at The Crossing Christian Church in Las Vegas. The Crossing began in 2000 as a partner plant coming out of […]