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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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3 Important Ways Your Church Should “Show, Don’t Tell”

by Rich Birch: Around 65% of people are visual learners. [ref] That means that the majority of people attending your church take in information more effectively when it is in the form of images rather than text. This reality has huge implications for your church that many leaders aren’t considering […]

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How to Review a Worship Facility Lease (with FREE Worship Facility Lease Checklist)

by Patrick Bradley: If you’re on the hunt to rent meeting space for your church, you need to know how to review a worship facility lease. Here’s how: Lease contracts come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t just hope that they’ve included all the important details. Likewise, don’t just hope that […]

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5 Actions Your Church Needs to Make Way More Convenient

by Rich Birch: I was struck by Tim Wu’s column in the New York Times called “The Tyranny of Convenience” a few months ago and it has stuck with me. Core to the thesis of this article is that convenience is at the center of what drives humans today. The […]

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5 Tips for Helping Your Church Beat the Summer Giving Slump

by Rich Birch: Summer is on the way. For many churches that means some of our dynamics shift and change. People are more likely to be away on vacation. Families are taking their kids to summer camps. We can see a decline in attendance at our churches. On top of […]

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The Distinctions of Networked, Family, and Multisite Churches

By Drew Hyun: One of the common questions I’m asked is how we’re structured as a family of churches, so I thought it’d be helpful to clarify the differences between a networked church, a family of churches, and a multisite church in terms of structure. Ultimately, the structure all relates to […]

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All About Multisite: Campus Growth Barriers, Multisite vs. Church Planting & Leadership Development – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Welcome 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 from […]

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Use this Free Mobile Expense Report App to Save Time

by Patrick Bradley: Filing expense reports used to be a painful, manual process. Thanks to free mobile expense report app options, it’s now a lot faster and easier. Ever lost a receipt before turning it in for reimbursement? Worse, ever had to tape original receipts three to a page on […]

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Episode 257: Financial Support Options for Church Plants

by NewChurches.com: What are the best financial support options for funding a new church plant? In Episode 257 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss various ways to fund new church plants. Here’s Blake with today’s question: What are different financial support options for a brand new church plant? […]

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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. […]