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The Secret Power That Can Build Up or Tear Down Your Church

The Secret Power That Can Build Up or Tear Down Your Church

Every church operates out of what it values.  The problem is that most churches never take the time to consider what those core values truly are. The typical values work undertaken is simply distilling down a list of good ideas and thoughts to a final, succinct list....

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Is Church Marketing Biblical? With Ryan Wakefield

Is Church Marketing Biblical? With Ryan Wakefield

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 106 By Mary Deckert and Ryan Wakefield. Republished with permission from Church Marketing University. Is Church Marketing Biblical? At Church Marketing University, we hear questions along this line a lot. Honestly?  We...

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Three Budget Hacks to Grow Your Church

Three Budget Hacks to Grow Your Church

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 103 No pastor got into ministry because he wanted to make a budget. For most people in ministry, church budget season is like a bandaid that simply has to be ripped off. As a result, staff put as little into it as possible. You...

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The Importance of Strategic Planning

The Importance of Strategic Planning

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 101 Strategic planning is critical for churches that want to make a kingdom impact. Indeed, churches that fail to plan are likely to suffer.  Before we dive into three reasons why strategic planning is important, we should...

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5 Competencies of High Impact Leaders

5 Competencies of High Impact Leaders

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 100 Good leaders are born and made.  Regardless of how easily good leadership comes to you, you can improve your skills, and should seek that improvement out.  The Church is in dire need of quality, high impact leaders who will...

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10 Freedoms Pastors Have in the Church

10 Freedoms Pastors Have in the Church

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 97 Here in the United States we just celebrated our independence on the 4th of July.  It’s a time for celebration and remembrance of our freedom.  Regardless of whether you’re an American or not (we have a large...

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Three Tips for Better Staff Meetings

Three Tips for Better Staff Meetings

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 96 Do most of your staff meetings feel like they could have been an email? The sad reality is most church meetings are too long, too report-driven, and just plain boring! Bad meetings are not unique to churches. But your...

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5 Roadblocks to a Healthy Church Board

5 Roadblocks to a Healthy Church Board

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 95 Have you ever felt like your church’s board wasn’t reaching its full potential? Most church board members are good people that have good intentions. But they’re often inefficient and ineffective because they don’t know how...

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7 Vision Failures Holding Churches Back

7 Vision Failures Holding Churches Back

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 94 Have you worked on vision in your church, but you’re not really seeing the positive effects that you expected?  Vision can be tough, and it doesn’t come easy for many, so you’re not alone if you’re struggling. ...

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How Do I Know If My Church Is Revitalized?

How Do I Know If My Church Is Revitalized?

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 93 Since the primary ministry of The Malphurs Group is church revitalization, there is a good chance that you’re reading this today while in the process of revitalization in your church.  If that’s the case, you may be...

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How to Leverage the Summer for Growth

How to Leverage the Summer for Growth

5 Ways You Can Experience Summer Church Growth Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 92 Has your church ever experienced a summer slump? Of course it has. Nearly every church sees a dip in attendance over the summer, and it can make you want to shrug your shoulders...

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A Pre-Revitalization Checklist

A Pre-Revitalization Checklist

Any church revitalization should start with a church revitalization checklist. Preparation is key. One of the reasons for the high safety record of airlines is that pilots and mechanics carefully work through a preflight checklist. In other words, they stop before...

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Keeping Your Church From a Slow Death

Keeping Your Church From a Slow Death

Left to itself, the universe tends towards chaos. This is the fundamental truth behind the Second Law of Thermodynamics. A rolling ball will lose its energy until it stops. A rubber band will break or snap back rather than be infinitely stretched. And a church that...

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What Difference Does Emotional Intelligence Make?

What Difference Does Emotional Intelligence Make?

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 87 Why write a book or offer a course on emotional intelligence? Is it really that important to the church and its leaders? Following are fourteen reasons why every Christian in general and leaders, in particular, should...

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Church Strategic Planning: How to Create a Planning Rhythm

Church Strategic Planning: How to Create a Planning Rhythm

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 85 At its core, good church strategic planning is not an event—it is a process of continuous improvement. Most churches fail to make plans. Or, at best, they will put ideas on paper but fail to follow through. The tyranny of the...

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Cultivate Individual Evangelism

Cultivate Individual Evangelism

3 Ways Your Church Can Cultivate Creative Individual Evangelism Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 82 In our Strategic Planning work with churches, we always start at the same place, the Great Commission.  It is the central mission of the Church for all time....

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