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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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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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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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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 […]

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Bruce Ammons on 500% More Second Time Guests Than The Average Church

by Rich Birch: Thanks for joining us for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m excited to have with us our guest, Bruce Ammons from Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Sugar Creek is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Serving the greater Houston area, the church is […]

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Why Attending Church No Longer Makes Sense

by Carey Nieuwhof: The trend is practically universal: fewer people are attending church every year. You might have even asked the question yourself. Why bother? There are many reasons why that’s happening (I outline 10 here), but I think it’s increasingly evident that it no longer makes sense to attend […]

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5 Hidden Habits of Healthy Churches

by Rich Birch: I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most remarkable churches across the country over the last ten years. Perhaps one of the greatest honors is that I have witnessed the incredible leadership in these organizations personally. Working so closely with churches, I’ve noticed several […]

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7 Creative Things You can Mail for Children’s Ministry Followup

by Patrick Bradley: Kids love getting mail. If they’ve visited your church for the first time, mail them a ‘thanks for coming’ note on one of these 7 creative things you can mail for children’s ministry followup. It turns out you can mail lots of weird stuff if you affix […]

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20+ Downloadable Graphics Your Church Can Use to Promote Baptisms

by Rich Birch: Baptism is a vitally important part of discipleship process for the people at your church. It’s also an amazing time in the life of your church. Make sure that you are leveraging this opportunity in the life of your church to communicate about all the life change […]