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5 Overlooked Volunteer Recruiting Tactics for Your Church

by unSeminary: Your church moves forward largely on the backs of the volunteers you recruit. The local church is a volunteer engagement organization. At the center of any church staff members’ role is the recruitment, reward, and retention of a great volunteer team. Are you sharpening your skills when it […]

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5 (Nearly Universal) Principles That Generate Growth

by Carey Nieuwhof: Almost every leader I know would love to see growth. The question, of course, is how.  While growth has a certain mystery to it, and there are nuances that vary depending on your context, there are some principles that, in my experience, are nearly universal. Here are 7 […]

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Urban Church Planting that Thrives with Scott Ancarrow

by unSeminary: Welcome to this episode of the unSeminary podcast. This week we have Scott Ancarrow joining us. He is a church planter and leader from The Foundry, which launched in 2013 in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Scott is with us today to talk about church planting in a city and […]

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10 Signs Your Leadership Is Driven By Selfish Ambition

by Carey Nieuwhof: Let’s ask an awkward, difficult, and at times piercing question: What motivates your ambition? That’s an important question to ask. Why? Because if you don’t ask it, I promise everyone else around you will. Mostly I don’t like that question because I don’t like the answer to that question. […]

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5 Digital Shifts That Are Impacting Church Growth

This guest post is written by Angela Faith, Digital Strategist at one of our trusted partners, Pro WEBFIRE. Pro WEBFIRE spends every day on the edge of the digital space, and I’m excited to share what Angela and the team are learning. The ever increasing shifts in culture seem to […]

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3 Campus Growth Tactics for Your Multisite Church

by unSeminary: Has your campus growth stalled out? Have you launched a few locations but they aren’t reaching the community in the way that you’d like? Are you wondering why your campuses aren’t growing as large as your initial location? In a recent study of the multisite church movement, Leadership […]

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How to Stop Throwing Your Team Under the Bus (Even If They Keep Messing Up)

by Carey Nieuwhof: My guess is that as a leader you hate it when your team messes up. Who doesn’t? The real test of your leadership and character comes not when your team gets it right, but when you or they screw up. Your team will absolutely make mistakes. And […]

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Insights from 8 Church Mergers with Dan Zimbardi

by unSeminary: Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Today I’m excited to talk with returning guest, Dan Zimbardi, Executive Pastor at Sandals Church in California. Sandals started 22 years ago in the living room of lead pastor, Matt Brown, and today has 11 locations throughout the middle and southern parts […]

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Powerful Currents to Saturate Your City for Christ with Tim Lucas

by unSeminary: Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. This week we are joined by Tim Lucas, lead pastor of Liquid Church in New Jersey. Liquid Church’s name is a reference to how Jesus called Himself the living water; the founders of Liquid use the name as a way to remind people […]

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4 Lessons New Communicators Need To Learn Before Taking a Major Stage

By Dillon Smith. Dillon is content manager for Carey Nieuwhof Communications and is a member of the Speaking Team. You can book Dillon to speak at your next event here. By Dillon Smith Raising up new communicators can feel like navigating a minefield. There is a tension that anyone trying to […]