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Understanding the Four Types of Core Values

Understanding the Four Types of Core Values

In the world of ministry, values aren't just about what you believe or prefer. They're the deep-rooted and passionate forces that drive and direct everything you do. Think of them as the pulse of your ministry – they keep things moving and point you in the right...

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How to Evaluate Your Church’s Mission Statement

How to Evaluate Your Church’s Mission Statement

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 223 If you were asked, “What is the mandate of the Church,” what would your answer be? It’s an important question because what we believe the answer to be becomes our mission. That which we believe to be preeminent in...

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Five Painful Problems SOLVED By A Leadership Pipeline

Five Painful Problems SOLVED By A Leadership Pipeline

If you desire your church to reach more people, expand its resources, and amplify its impact, building a leadership pipeline is of utmost importance. Occasionally, after we share our articles or resources online, a well-intentioned individual might comment, "This is...

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Building Stronger Church Teams: Eliminating Knowledge Biases

Building Stronger Church Teams: Eliminating Knowledge Biases

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 221 You might be surprised by what your team doesn’t know. It’s an easy trap to fall into - thinking your team knows what you know or has the same level of understanding that you do. This unconscious bias of understanding...

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Church Decline

The Uncomfortable Truth About Church Decline

In recent years, a quiet crisis has been unfolding within the walls of churches across the United States. It's a crisis that many congregations are either unaware of or are reluctant to confront. This crisis is the steady and persistent church decline in attendance...

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Why Giving is UP But Pastor Morale is STILL Low

Why Giving is UP But Pastor Morale is STILL Low

In churches across America, a paradox is emerging that's as perplexing as it is concerning. On one hand, post-pandemic church life is showing signs of financial health and decreased conflict – a beacon of hope suggesting resilience and recovery. Yet, on the other...

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How You Can Make a Global Impact

How You Can Make a Global Impact

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 218 We mention every week on The Church Revitalization Podcast that we are a non-profit ministry that supports churches around the world. We rarely go into detail on that work, though. Today, on Giving Tuesday, we thought it...

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2024 Vision: Planning for GROWTH in the New Year

2024 Vision: Planning for GROWTH in the New Year

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 216 As the new year rapidly approaches, it's a crucial time for church and organizational leaders to engage in thoughtful and strategic planning. The goal is to make the upcoming year not just another cycle of activities but...

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Coffee in the Sanctuary? John Piper & Propriety in Worship

Coffee in the Sanctuary? John Piper & Propriety in Worship

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 215 Is there a place for modern, casual customs like coffee-sipping within the sanctity of worship, or does it detract from the reverence owed to God? That’s essentially the question that John Piper posed on Twitter/X Back...

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Overcoming Evil: Staying Focused on the Great Commission

Overcoming Evil: Staying Focused on the Great Commission

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 213 As of the time of this writing, we are about a week and a half into the latest conflict between Israel and its neighbors. War has been declared. The cowardly and evil actions by Hamas have been placed front and center...

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Wounded and Dying: Can Your Church Recover From Scandal?

Wounded and Dying: Can Your Church Recover From Scandal?

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 206 If you stay in ministry long enough, chances are you or someone you love will be impacted by a church scandal. We wish it weren't true, but sin exists even within Christ's church. In our broken world, scandals will...

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How to Grow Your Church Without Compromising Your Values

How to Grow Your Church Without Compromising Your Values

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 204 Growth is on every pastor’s mind. Compelled by the Great Commission, pastors feel an urgency to reach more people and expand the impact of their churches. But this desire can lead down an uneasy path, causing otherwise...

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From Fixed to Growth: Developing a Revitalization Mindset

From Fixed to Growth: Developing a Revitalization Mindset

The Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 203 If you've ever tried to get a stalled car rolling downhill, you know it takes immense effort just to get the thing moving. But once you've broken through that initial inertia, momentum takes over and the car practically...

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