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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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Social Media, Communications & Your Church with Katie Allred

by Rich Birch: Today we have a returning guest to the podcast! Professor Katie Allred is someone you may know from this show or from the Church Communications group on Facebook. She teaches courses in Consumer Behavior and Audience Engagement at the University of Florida and in Database, Software Development […]

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Three Ways to Assimilate Guests at Your Church

By New Churches Team: Every church needs an effective way to assimilate guests into the church and get them plugged into ministries and groups within the church. Here are three practical tips to do so. 1.Map It Out: A healthy way to do that is to map out where you want […]

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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 […]

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5 Best Practices For Using Invite Cards At Your Church

by Rich Birch: We live in a digital age, so why are we bothering to talk about paper invitations? Can these little cards that announce upcoming series at your church still be an effective tool in the here and now? Haven’t we moved beyond mass broadcasting to use platforms like […]

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5 Emotions First-time Guests Feel When They Arrive at Your Church

by Rich Birch: Have you ever watched people arrive on Sunday morning at your church and wondered what they’re feeling in that moment? We know that feelings and emotions are incredibly powerful motivators and memory-makers. In fact, studies have proven that we make more decisions based on emotion rather than […]

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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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16 (Nearly Free) Ways to Increase Community Awareness of Your Church

by Rich Birch: If the people in your community don’t know that your church exists, they won’t ever join your church. If nobody in your city is aware of your church’s services or Sunday gatherings, you’ve lost a chance to connect those people to your discipleship process. A frequently overlooked […]

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6 Ways to Increase Engagement in Your Church’s Weekend Services

by Rich Birch: How do you know that a church service is “successful”? What are the elements that tell you when things are working or not? It’s important that your team shares a clear understanding of what success looks like when it comes to designing weekend services. While there are […]