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Why Millennials Are Leaving Their Faith & How to Fix It

Why Millennials Are Leaving Their Faith & How to Fix It

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 152 Millennials are the most religiously unaffiliated generation in American history. But they're not atheists or agnostics. A study by Barna Group found that 74% of Millennials believe God exists, and almost half say they...

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How to Break Free from the Status Quo

How to Break Free from the Status Quo

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 150 Pastors who desire to lead their churches through the change process are constantly sensitive to the various windows of opportunity; they develop “opportunity eyes”. The leaders of change must be proactive; they must act...

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How to Improve Your Worship Music

How to Improve Your Worship Music

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 149 Poor worship music during a Sunday morning service is difficult to overcome. While music and worship style are not the primary factor in determining if a guest returns or not, bad music is still likely to keep guests...

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Building A Healthy Leadership Development Process

Building A Healthy Leadership Development Process

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 148 Are leaders born or made? Yes! There are certainly people who are born with characteristics that allow them to rise to the top of organizations and perform at high levels. We also believe, though, that people with lesser...

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5 Warning Signs Your Church Needs Revitalization

5 Warning Signs Your Church Needs Revitalization

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 147 What are the early signals that your church needs revitalization? God designed your church to accomplish a specific purpose. Whenever a congregation begins to slow down in accomplishing that purpose, or starts to pursue...

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Overturning Roe: Three Responses the Church Must Take

Overturning Roe: Three Responses the Church Must Take

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 146 Friday, June 24, 2022 will be a date long remembered as the nearly 50-year precedent of upholding abortion as a constitutional right in the United States was overturned. 50 years. That’s a long time. So long, in fact,...

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Top 7 Reasons Pastors Consider Quitting

Top 7 Reasons Pastors Consider Quitting

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 145 It’s been well-documented that the tenure of pastors has been decreasing for some time now. A recent Barna study looked into some reasons that pastors consider quitting, and we think there are solutions to these issues. ...

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Ministering as a Couple

Ministering as a Couple

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 144 By Pastors Matt & Heidi Messner If marriage isn’t difficult enough, try doing ministry together. Even if you both do not have a vocational ministry position, if your spouse is “in ministry” then you are highly...

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Top 5 Worship Service Mistakes

Top 5 Worship Service Mistakes

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 143 The purpose of your worship service is to lead people to live in awe and obedience to God. You don’t need to be cool, or have the most innovative worship service in your town. Your worship service should lead people to...

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How to Increase Biblical Literacy in Your Church

How to Increase Biblical Literacy in Your Church

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 142 It’s happened to all of us. You log onto social media, and that lady who sits in the third row has posted a Bible meme. Almost too afraid to look, you take the plunge and see some of the shallowest theology possible....

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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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