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5 Needs Guests are Attempting to Meet When They Come to Your Church

by unSeminary: Why do people come to church? When you think about it from a broader, cultural context, it’s sort of an unusual behavior. Especially when it seems like the new studies on church attendance that come out every week all point to the national decline in church attendance. Still, […]

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START WITH THE LOST

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Paul always started with outreach. You can’t just start with Christians, and expect the lost to magically turn up. To turn magical thinking into a reality, somewhere between stage 2 and 3 is a secret locomotive platform that you’ve got to […]

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Vlog: How to do Baptisms in a Portable Church

.et_post_meta_wrapper How to do Baptism in a Portable Church by Portable Church Industries Favorite products for doing baptisms in a portable church.  A horse trough is one of the most common ways we see churches do baptism. The good things about them is that you can dress them up a […]

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5 Things You Should Never Say During Announcements at Your Church

Announcements at your church don’t have to stink. This time in your service doesn’t need to feel like a miscellaneous catch-all for things that don’t fit elsewhere in the service flow! When done well, announcements can be the part of the service that moves people to action. Every weekend you […]

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The Positive Side of Leading Under Pressure

The Positive Side of Leading Under Pressure .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: As I write this, we’re three days from our church’s big Grand Opening at our new location. Our church is seven years old. We’ve met in an office, a hotel, a college campus, two movie theaters, and for the last […]

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“It’s Too Loud!”: Responding to Volume Critics at Your Church

by Rich Birch: The scene is set. It’s a Sunday morning, and the band is cranking through the second of a four-song set. You loved the latest Hillsong or Bethel song and things are moving in the right direction. However, at the back of the room is an individual you’ve […]

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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 […]