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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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The Blessings and Burdens of A Church Planter’s Wife

by Gloria Furman: No two church planting wives are the same. Our unique church contexts, seasons, personalities, challenges, gifts, perspectives, and preferences could fill volumes. WHAT’S DIFFERENT If you sat down for chai with Ananya in Ahmedabad and asked her to discuss the blessings and burdens of being a church […]

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Ideas for Your Summer Reading List

By Warren Bird: What’s on your summer reading list? Here are my recommendations for church leaders: Bigger Faster Leadership by Samuel R. Chand   Renowned leadership consultant, Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology. An […]

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The Loneliness of Church Planting

by John Starke: For the last decade or so, there’s been a deepened interest in urban church planting. Young guys move into big cities with visions of planting “a church for the city.” They want to live in the neighborhoods that many evangelical churches attempted to escape in previous decades. […]

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How to Stop Saying I’m Sorry To Your Family

by Frank Bealer:  I have several friends from Canada and whenever we get together I’ve noticed they tend to apologize for everything. They say sorry even when the fault is clearly not their own. It’s unnecessary if you ask me, but it could explain why our neighbors to the north […]

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Church Planting across Ethnic Lines

by Joel Kurz: Nine years ago, my wife and I (both of us white) moved into a neighborhood where we were an ethnic minority. We wanted to plant a church. Over the years, our idealism has been crushed, we’ve hit rock bottom, experienced a rebirth of vision, and have slowly […]

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3 Truths About The Accelerating Pace of Change and Leadership

by Carey Nieuwhof:  When was the last time you had a productive conversation about the pace of change? In many businesses, that conversation happens all the time. In church world….it rarely happens. Instead, church leaders will talk about how hard it is to change and how slow the pace of change […]

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Episode 185: Training Your Core Team

by Daniel Im: How should you train your core team? This week we are giving you a preview of our Developing a Core Team Course. This week we have focused on building a solid core team as you prepare to plant a church or campus. In today’s episode, Pastor Ronnie Parrott talks about training […]

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My Top 5 Church Planting Lessons

By Shawn Lovejoy: As I reflect on my church planting experience at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, Georgia, I am often amazed at how much God did and how much I learned through the process – and the ups and downs! As I reflect on everything that’s happened in my […]

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Jon Morrison on Being a Millennial Reaching Millennials

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today as we talk with a friend of mine, Jon Morrison, who is an author and a blogger. He is a different kind of guest from our usual visitors and he is here today […]