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7 Facts About Church Growth That Will Make You Think Twice

by Rich Birch: Have you ever considered why some churches grow while others decline? What is it that seems to drive some churches to make a difference and reach more people while others struggle to keep the doors open? This will be a year of incredible breakthroughs in some churches […]

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10 Top Disciple Making Trends for 2019 (Part 1)

by Bobby Harrington: We champion discipleship-first people – those who see life through the lens of being disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. These people form our tribe. Discipleship.org exists to help the members of this tribe to be faithful and effective disciple makers. Discipleship.org is like the “chamber […]

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All About Multisite // The 2019 Predictions Episode!

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to our monthly All About Multisite podcast! 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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Hospitable Leadership at Your Church with Terry A. Smith

by Rich Birch: Today we’re talking leadership and Biblical hospitality with Jersey’s own Terry A. Smith. God has done some incredible things in Terry’s church over the years. Terry A. Smith is the Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church (TLCC) in West Orange and Paramus, New Jersey. Over the past […]

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Three Characteristics of Church Planting Systems

By Ed Stetzer: Three basic findings describe where North American organizations are collectively in adjusting their systems to equip churches to become church planting churches. Implementation of Church Multiplication Practices First, we are seeing significant attempts to implement church multiplication practices into church planting systems, particularly in an organization’s vision and […]

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“It’s Too Loud!”: Responding to Volume Critics at Your Church

by Rich Birch: The scene is set. It’s a Sunday morning, and the band is cranking through the second of a four-song set. You loved the latest Hillsong or Bethel song and things are moving in the right direction. However, at the back of the room is an individual you’ve […]

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7 Things They Didn’t Teach You in Seminary About Funerals

by Rich Birch: Performing funerals is a reality of being the pastor of a church of any size and style. Even if your church is primarily filled with young people, from time to time you will be called upon by families to perform a funeral. These moments, while incredibly touching, […]

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5 Ways Your Church Can Use Text-Messaging to Reach More People

by Brandon A. Cox: 59% of millennials who grew up in church have dropped out.  Why? That’s a huge can of worms. There are plenty of theories – some based on data and others based on mere opinion. I believe at least one reason why we’ve failed to reach this younger generation of […]

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Episode 336: How to Exegete Your Community

In Episode 336 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd answer the question about how to exegete your community. Here is today’s question: “What is the best way to exegete your community in order to know your context as you plant your church?” In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How […]

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Sermon 2.0: The Future of the Preaching and Reaching The Unchurched

by Carey Nieuwhof: In a world where everything’s changing, how should the church change to reach more (not fewer) people? The struggle you have is the likely the struggle most church leaders have: reaching new people seems to be getting harder and harder every year. What if it didn’t have to […]