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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 […]

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Recruiting Volunteers With the End in Mind

By New Churches Team: When Jesus began His ministry, He chose 12 men. He gave His life to them by pouring into them, teaching them, and training them. Now Jesus didn’t have to do that. He didn’t need volunteers to accomplish His work. But we do. As you recruit your […]

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10 Questions Church Leaders Should Be Asking (But Probably Aren’t)

by Rich Birch: Questions have a curious function in the life of a leader. A good question can often propel us forward more than a great answer. Our roles in leading our churches requires us to not only work in our ministry but to also take a step back and […]

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Church Planting With No Worship Leader

This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about Church Planting With No Worship Leader. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. A lot of us have a preconceived notion in our mind of how our worship time should be set up. For many […]

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Want to Reach New People? These 10 Habits Set Your Church Back

by Tony Morgan: What is the first-time guest experience really like at your church? When my team at The Unstuck Group helps a church assess ministry health, one key step we take is to attend and review the church’s weekend experience through the lens of an outsider. That’s because once you […]

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5 Tips to Make Series Titles at Your Church More Sticky

by Rich Birch: Churches will often organize their Sunday morning content into series. In the simplest terms, a series is a collection of organized ideas and content that is easy for people to understand and share with their friends. As I discuss in my book, Church Growth Flywheel, leveraging the […]