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From Plateaued for 30 Years to One of the Fastest Growing Churches in the Country with Bob Riedy

By unSeminary: Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Today we’re talking with Bob Riedy from the Church of the Open Door (COD) in York, Pennsylvania. COD was started in the early 50s after breaking off of a mainline denomination. They experienced rapid growth for about 30 years, but then plateaued […]

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Find the Evangelism Style That Excites You

Home > Blog > Find the Evangelism Style That Excites You Find the Evangelism Style That Excites You By Ed Stetzer If you find yourself enjoying chips, cookies, and sugary cereal more than you should during the pandemic, you aren’t alone. What you may not realize is how many millions […]

The Church In Your Neighborhood

By: The Church.Digital At North Circle, we’ve said this phrase long before Pop-Up Church became a thing for us. And to clarify, we don’t mean “doing the Sunday church thing but just in a neighborhood.” We mean loving the people who live closest to you every single day. We mean […]

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7 Habits of Generation Z That Your Church Might Be Ignoring

By: Carey Nieuwhof This post is written by Dillon Smith, a Gen Z team member of mine. There’s no doubt that Gen Z has some different habits than previous generations. Thanks to the internet and smartphones, the environment that we’ve grown up in is completely unique, and unlike any generation […]

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Turning Up the Volume on Reaching Unchurched People with Brett Bixby

By: unSeminary Thanks for listening in to this week’s unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have Brett Bixby join us from Bridgewater Church – a multisite church with campuses in New York and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1807, Bridgewater Church plateaued for many years with most of their growth being transfer growth […]

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In-Person Attendance v. Online Attendance and The Emerging Trap Of Doing Nothing Well

By: Carey Nieuwhof As you know, these are some of the most complex times in church leadership in decades. As churches reopen their in-person gatherings, there’s one particular trap to watch out for. The early indications are that in-person church attendance is lower than anyone expected. Most leaders I connect […]

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Act on Behalf of the Oppressed

Act on Behalf of the Oppressed .et_post_meta_wrapper By: Brandon A. Cox The apostle James, the half brother of Jesus, has written to us about refusing to show favoritism and racism and classism. He challenges us to refuse to discriminate or carry prejudice in our hearts, but instead to assign infinite […]

When Eating A Meal Turns Spiritual

By: Stan Rodda A preacher stands up in front of their church and says, “We need to go out and make disciples. Here’s how we’re going to do it.” What’s your first thought? Or maybe it’s in your small group. You have been through a study on the Great Commission […]

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Positive Partnerships for Community Impact with Alan Murdock

by unSeminary: Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. Today we’re talking with Alan Murdock, who works with the organization Project Connect Nashville. Project Connect Nashville was formed in response to some historic flooding which occurred ten years ago in the Nashville area. But today rather than solely focusing on disaster relief, […]