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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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20 Steps to Children’s Ministry Safety for Your Church Plant

by Patrick Bradley: Children’s ministry safety in your church plant is serious business. But it doesn’t have to be mysterious. Here are 20 practical steps to stellar children’s ministry safety: No question, Jesus holds children in high regard. I’d say that churches in the US do, too, though we haven’t […]

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Why Cool Church Doesn’t Work Anymore (More on the Future Church)

by Carey Nieuwhof: Everything has its season. And the season of the cool church is, in many ways, coming to an end. Recently, I wrote a post that generated a lot of discussion online and offline about why charismatic churches are growing and attractional churches are past peak. You can read that […]

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6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Are you an executive pastor wondering where you should focus your time and energy? Are you wondering exactly how things are really going at your church? Are you a bit mystified about how to evaluate what’s really happening under the hood of your church? Executive pastors are […]

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7 Other Weekend Metrics Church Leaders Should Study Regularly

by Rich Birch: Too often, church leaders only pay attention to weekend attendance and revenue patterns at their churches. Sometimes these numbers are referred to as “nickels and noses” or maybe the slightly more vulgar “butts and bucks.” However, there are many other factors to consider if we’re trying to […]

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11 Strategies to Help You Leverage Christmas To Reach The Unchurched

by Carey Nieuwhof: Any idea what the best outreach opportunity of the year at your church is? You might think it’s an event you do, or perhaps it’s Easter. But whether Christmas has historically been your best opportunity to reach unchurched people or not, I believe it could be. You may think […]

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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 […]

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3 Ways to Help Your Grand Opening Well-Wishers Help You

by Patrick Bradley: Your Launch Sunday attendance will be inflated by grand opening well-wishers. That can be good and bad at the same time. Here are some ideas to maximize the good and minimize the bad. Many churches experience a spike in attendance at their inaugural public worship gathering. Which […]

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Releasing, Empowering, and Giving Permission

by Peyton Jones: I recently sat with my church planting team from Refuge Long Beach. We’d planted together and as I sat with the church planting team that I’d left over three years ago, we discussed the possibility of another site move. I could see it in their eyes. It was […]

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Five Characteristics of Structure for Church Multiplication

By Daniel Im: One of the greatest ways to prohibit movement is to under-structure and over-institutionalize yourself to the point your church cannot bear any more weight. Many churches scratch their heads wondering why their numbers from year to year stay relatively the same while they can look at their records […]