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What the SBC Sex Abuse Scandal Means for Your Church

What the SBC Sex Abuse Scandal Means for Your Church

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 141 May 24, 2022 - Last week, Guidepost Solutions concluded and released their report on the ongoing Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) sex abuse scandal, and the results are not good. In fact, what was uncovered is...

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Three Tips for Onboarding a New Pastor

Three Tips for Onboarding a New Pastor

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 140 It’s an exciting time for a new pastor and a church when a changing of the guard is in motion. With all the greatest trust in the Lord to direct these relationships, humanity is still flawed, so mistakes are made or red...

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Thriving as a Dominant-Type Leader: Deep on DiSC Part 1

Thriving as a Dominant-Type Leader: Deep on DiSC Part 1

Strengths, challenges, and keys to success for the Dominant-Type or D-Type personality The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 136 A lot goes into being a high-impact leader—your skills, experience, education, emotional intelligence, and your calling all...

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How to Communicate Vision

How to Communicate Vision

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 135 3 Questions to Improve Vision Communication in Your Church Vision is a challenge for most churches because it’s one of the most misunderstood aspects of ministry. We don’t pretend it’s not tough. It’s much easier to talk...

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Three Threats to Your Church Core Values

Three Threats to Your Church Core Values

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 134 What are the biggest threats to your church core values? Anyone who has flown a few times in an airplane has experienced this familiar scenario. The big jet quickly lifts off the runway, noses upward, and rapidly climbs...

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Equipping Equippers to Build the Global Church

Equipping Equippers to Build the Global Church

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 133 How can the local church help build the global church? Not everyone knows that The Malphurs Group is more than just a domestic ministry working in the United States.  In fact, people from 67 different countries...

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Maximizing Church Volunteer Effectiveness: Divine Design

Maximizing Church Volunteer Effectiveness: Divine Design

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 130 Want to maximize your church volunteer effectiveness? Church leaders sometimes take simple things for granted, which we frequently see in the case of this week’s topic on Divine Design. Sometimes a few simple things can...

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The State of Your Church: Measuring Your Church Health

The State of Your Church: Measuring Your Church Health

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 129 Understanding the state of your church health is an essential aspect of good leadership. You cannot help your church grow and have a greater impact without knowing what’s working and what isn’t. At The Malphurs Group, we...

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Easter Outreach Ideas

Easter Outreach Ideas

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 128 Want to reach more people at your church this Easter? Here are 10 ideas: Easter will be here before you know it, so now is the time to plan Easter outreach ideas and determine how you’ll maximize this annual opportunity...

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How to Plan a Church Newcomer Event

How to Plan a Church Newcomer Event

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 127 How to plan a church newcomer event and assimilate new guests into your church. If your church has not hosted a Newcomer Event in recent years or have had little success, this is written for you! A Newcomer Event is a...

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How to Attract Younger People to Church

How to Attract Younger People to Church

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 126 Want to attract younger people to your church? Here are 3 ways. Most declining churches are also aging churches.  That doesn’t mean the church has been around a long time, though that is probably true also.  It...

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How to Write Volunteer Job Descriptions

How to Write Volunteer Job Descriptions

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 125 Plus download a FREE Editable Template for your Volunteer Job Descriptions (download below) People are far more likely to quit a volunteer position due to a lack of clarity than because of an abundance of feedback. ...

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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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