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Finding the Pathway To True Wisdom In A Land Of Relativism

by Jim Putman: What is wisdom? The dictionary defines wisdom as the ability to discern what is true or right. This is a problematic definition for me because our modern culture believes that what is right for you is right for you and what is right for me is right for me. So–how do we discern what […]

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Why Cool Church Doesn’t Work Anymore (More on the Future Church)

by Carey Nieuwhof: Everything has its season. And the season of the cool church is, in many ways, coming to an end. Recently, I wrote a post that generated a lot of discussion online and offline about why charismatic churches are growing and attractional churches are past peak. You can read that […]

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Think Disciples, Not Steeples

by Bill Hull and Bobby Harrington: The gospel and covenant commitment we wrote about in Chapter 1 of the free eBook, Evangelism or Discipleship: Can They Effectively Work Together? will ensure that evangelism more naturally leads to discipleship. The process takes us beyond a focus on decisions to a focus on entering […]

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CNLP 224: Levi Lusko on Planting Churches Where Nobody Plants Churches

by Carey Nieuwhof: 12 years ago, Levi Lusko left Southern California to plant a church in Montana. Today, Fresh Life Church has 12 locations, most of them in very small towns where few people would plant churches. Levi talks about why and how they did it, how he handled the […]

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Communicating Spiritual Growth in a Multicultural Global City Context with Darryl Dash

by Rich Birch: Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. We’re honored to have Darryl Dash with us today from Liberty Grace Church in Toronto. Liberty Grace Church is unusual in that it’s a fairly small church with a storefront that meets at four o’clock in the afternoon in the middle of […]

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5 Lessons Church Leaders Can Learn From The “All-Day Breakfast” Trend

by Rich Birch: In October 2015, McDonald’s made a significant change to its menu that made a huge difference to its bottom line and market reach. That month they added all-day breakfast to their offerings, and in many ways it ended up changing the course of history for this corporation. […]

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Why Andy Stanley is Right About Reaching Post-Christians

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you want to reach post-Christian, post-modern people—in other words, the next generation—how do you do it, effectively? Although you might not know it if you just perused social media, the majority of churches are plateaued or dying. And even among growing churches, not all growth is coming […]

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If you had no fear, how would you go make disciples?

by Bobby Harrington: The prospect of making disciples of Jesus fills many people with fear, and if we’re honest, many ministers and pastors feel the anxiety in themselves, too! I know I’m sometimes tempted to be afraid… whether because of past hurts or struggles to get through or various other […]

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Valuing Diversity Like Jesus Did

By Obe Arellano: One of the best parts of having a Spanish speaking ministry as a part of your church is the perspective it brings your organization. It brings diversity, which is a buzzword in today’s political climate. But what does that look like for the church? How essential is it […]

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Declining Attendance and 7 Preaching Shifts That Are Happening Right Now

by Carey Nieuwhof: Every week you host services at your church hoping to reach more people, which is admirable and appropriate. The problem is that the culture is changing and never bothered to ask you permission. In many ways, preachers are using a method that’s been around for centuries…if not millennia…which […]