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Three Keys to Transformational Worship Services

Three Keys to Transformational Worship Services

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 124 3 Keys to Leading Transformational Worship Services at Your Church Have you ever felt like your worship services were stuck in a rut? The Sunday-to-Sunday hamster wheel is a grind, and it’s easy to go on autopilot. But...

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5 Reasons Why You Have an Apathetic Church Congregation

5 Reasons Why You Have an Apathetic Church Congregation

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 123 Why do I have an apathetic congregation at my church? Here are 5 reasons A recent Lifeway survey of pastors recorded many of them listing apathy as the primary concern they have for their church.  It’s certainly not...

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Do Church Mergers Work?

Do Church Mergers Work?

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 122 (Excerpt about church mergers from Look Before You Lead) On the surface, the merger scenario sounds like a wonderful win-win solution. According to some research, around 2 percent of American Protestant churches have...

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Five Habits of a High Impact Leader

Five Habits of a High Impact Leader

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 121 5 Habits to help you become a High Impact Leader Habits get a bad rap, but there are good habits to be had, and that’s what we’re talking about today… One of the things I’ve always found fascinating about physicians is...

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Top 5 Church Revitalization Topics of 2021

Top 5 Church Revitalization Topics of 2021

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 120 The top church leadership trends of 2021 We know you've had a lot on your mind this year. From safety, to logistics, to livestreaming - ministry isn't always easy. In this article, we collected the Top 5 Church...

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Reasons to be Hopeful About 2022

Reasons to be Hopeful About 2022

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 119 Feeling discouraged? We have reasons to hope this year After nearly two years now of unforeseen disruption to our normal lives, it is reasonable to think 2022 may not be a year to be hopeful about.  What a shame for...

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How to Manage Volunteer Teams

How to Manage Volunteer Teams

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 117 Six strategies to improve volunteer team performance Every church relies on volunteers to move the ministry forward. From the very beginning, senior leaders understood that sharing the ministry load is the only way to...

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3 Communication Tips to Retain Volunteers

3 Communication Tips to Retain Volunteers

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 116 Is your church currently able to retain volunteers well? Losing a volunteer is the worst. Given how hard it is to recruit new folks, whenever someone steps away from the ministry, it can leave a huge gap. Retaining...

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5 Sustainable Strategies for Healthy Church Growth

5 Sustainable Strategies for Healthy Church Growth

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 115 Healthy, sustainable church growth requires focusing your energy on the right things. Did you know that zookeepers have a hard time maintaining the panda population? It’s true. Pandas don’t appear to have much of an...

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How to Manage Church Politics

How to Manage Church Politics

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 114 Politics is not just about republicans and democrats, the Senate and House, or even your local mayor. At its basest level, politics is about the complex interactions that govern human behavior. It’s about how people...

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Moving People From Your Church to the Kingdom

Moving People From Your Church to the Kingdom

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 113 Once upon a time, there was a guy that felt God calling him into service.  He was already serving in various capacities at church, so this call was different.  The church he attended valued leadership...

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Creative Christmas Church Outreach Ideas

Creative Christmas Church Outreach Ideas

According to Pew Research, Christmas is the second most popular time for people to be searching out a church. That means that your church has a nearly unparalleled opportunity to reach your community during the holiday season - so Christmas church outreach is very...

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Using Technology to Become More Relational

Using Technology to Become More Relational

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 111 How can the church use technology to become more relational? If Rich Mullins’ Awesome God is still in your regular worship music rotation, then you also may not be getting the most out of your technology.  It can be...

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How to Run a Men’s Ministry at Your Church

How to Run a Men’s Ministry at Your Church

Men are at a crisis point in our society, and your church's men's ministry can stand in the gap. According to the Wall Street Journal, in the 2020-2021 academic year, “U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men...

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Why People Don’t Volunteer at Your Church

Why People Don’t Volunteer at Your Church

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 109 "How can our church get more volunteers?" "Why don't people volunteer at my church?" Have you ever asked these questions? It’s a rare church that doesn’t constantly feel behind in volunteer engagement and it cripples the...

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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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