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Big Hospitality in Small Spaces

Big Hospitality in Small Spaces

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 249 When it comes to church hospitality, size doesn't always matter. Many churches, particularly those with older or smaller facilities, often feel limited in their ability to create a warm, welcoming environment for guests....

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Five Barriers to Effective Decision-Making in Church

Five Barriers to Effective Decision-Making in Church

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 248 Effective decision-making is a cornerstone of successful church leadership. As pastors, elders, and ministry leaders, we are regularly called upon to make choices that significantly impact our congregations and...

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Improving Church Health Through Annual Check-Ups

Improving Church Health Through Annual Check-Ups

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 247 The heart of every church beats with a profound commitment to nurturing spiritual growth and cultivating a thriving community. By their very essence, churches strive to create a sacred space where individuals can...

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Summer Break: Why Rest is Critical for Healthy Pastors

Summer Break: Why Rest is Critical for Healthy Pastors

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 246 Pastors stand as pillars within our communities, tirelessly dedicating themselves to guiding their congregations through spiritual journeys and life's inevitable challenges. Their role mirrors the biblical call to...

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The Critical Role of Core Competencies for Leadership

The Critical Role of Core Competencies for Leadership

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 243 This week, we continue our deep dive into Leadership Pipeline Design. In the first week, we explored why every church needs a leadership pipeline. Last week, we detailed the various levels of leadership and why it's...

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Levels of Leadership: The Foundation of Leadership Pipeline

Levels of Leadership: The Foundation of Leadership Pipeline

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 242 In last week’s article, we explored the crucial role that a leadership pipeline plays in the health and growth of a church. We discussed the biblical basis for leadership development, the need for intentional leadership...

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Why Every Church Needs a Leadership Pipeline

Why Every Church Needs a Leadership Pipeline

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 241 Leadership is a critical component of any thriving church. From the earliest days of the church, God has called and equipped leaders to guide, shepherd, and oversee His people. The apostle Paul, in his letter to the...

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Five Misconceptions About Church Revitalization

Five Misconceptions About Church Revitalization

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 240 In today's rapidly changing world, the need for church revitalization has become increasingly evident. As societal shifts and cultural dynamics evolve, many churches find themselves struggling to remain relevant and...

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Why God Uses Small Ministries to Make a Big Impact

Why God Uses Small Ministries to Make a Big Impact

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 238 In the book of Judges, we find the story of Gideon, a man chosen by God to lead Israel against the oppressive Midianites. Gideon, who considered himself the least of his family and his clan the weakest in Israel, was an...

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Building Your Strategic Planning Dream Team

Building Your Strategic Planning Dream Team

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 237 When it comes to church revitalization and leadership pipeline work, strategic planning teams play a crucial role. These teams are the foundation of any successful initiative, providing a collaborative environment for...

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Developing a Discipleship Pathway for Kids and Students

Developing a Discipleship Pathway for Kids and Students

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 236 Discipleship is at the heart of the church's mission, and this calling extends to every member of the congregation, regardless of age. While many churches have a well-defined discipleship pathway for adults, it is...

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Building a High Impact Groups Ministry

Building a High Impact Groups Ministry

This week on The Church Revitalization Podcast, Adam Erlichman, founder of Build Groups, and author of Group Leader Training, was our guest. In this episode, we dove deep into all things Groups Ministry. We explored what makes a Groups ministry thrive, how it can...

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The Art of Setting Vision Indicators for Church Growth

The Art of Setting Vision Indicators for Church Growth

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 230 Imagine you're on a flight across the ocean. You're moving, sure, but are you headed in the right direction? Are you making good time, or are you just meandering along, possibly even circling back on yourself? This is...

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Where Are We Going? Answering the Vision Question

Where Are We Going? Answering the Vision Question

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 227 The necessity of pursuing vision in the church cannot be overstated. Imagine deciding to go on a road trip with a friend but never discussing where to go. You get in the car together and start driving.  After a...

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