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Three Creative Christmas Outreach Ideas

Three Creative Christmas Outreach Ideas

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 65 Looking for some pandemic-proof ways to reach your community this Christmas Season? Look no further. We've put together three "out-of-the-box" ideas that your church could do without a big expense or need for tons of...

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Why Your Church Isn’t Developing Leaders

Why Your Church Isn’t Developing Leaders

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 64 Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs and Will Mancini. To purchase the book, click here. Many authors use the term...

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Future-Proof Church Metrics

Future-Proof Church Metrics

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 63 Our Guide team here at TMG has noticed a recurrence in the conversations we have with pastors over the last several months.  In the first few minutes of nearly every meeting with a new church contact, we’ll inevitably...

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There Is Only One Winning Campaign

There Is Only One Winning Campaign

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 62 In 2009 I entered the political world with a run for elected office and won. I spent the next five years in a whirlwind of government meetings, travel, legislation, political campaigns, writing, and strategy to win support...

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Bailing on Bad Polity – Part 2

Bailing on Bad Polity – Part 2

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 61 Unhealthy leadership structures will cost you dearly. I know this truth from personal experience, and chances are, you do too. If you’re fortunate enough to only experienced healthy church leadership, understand that your...

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Bailing on Bad Polity – Part 1

Bailing on Bad Polity – Part 1

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 60 Have you ever left a church leadership meeting and wanted to quit church altogether? Dysfunctional leadership is a common problem. In fact, for every church with a healthy leadership structure, there are likely dozens with...

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To Hire or Not to Hire

To Hire or Not to Hire

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 59 The unique challenges of the Covid pandemic highlighted how churches must reallocate personnel dollars in the future. As more ministry shifts online, churches will need to beef-up their digital ministry staffing....

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Building a Better Budget

Building a Better Budget

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 58 Budgeting your church's finances is rarely anyone's favorite thing to do, but it takes money to do ministry. Many people think that money is a "necessary evil" in the church, but money in and of itself is neither good nor...

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Foundations of First Impressions

Foundations of First Impressions

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 57 Making a good first impression never goes out of style. But seasons change, and so should the way we work at connecting with people. Our guest this week was Greg Atkinson, founder of the First Impressions Conference, running...

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Overcoming Stalled Leadership

Overcoming Stalled Leadership

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 56 Too many pastors find themselves discouraged, and their ministry doesn't match what they thought it would be when they started their ministry. In this episode, we explore critical steps you can take to jumpstart your calling...

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Growing Your Groups Ministry Despite the Pandemic

Growing Your Groups Ministry Despite the Pandemic

When the Covid crisis hit, every church made the pivot to online everything: online worship, online groups, online prayer. And while online services have primarily hit their stride (if your online worship is tanking, read this), small group ministries have struggled...

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Planning Now For 2021

Planning Now For 2021

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 54 Too many churches have responded to what 2020 has thrown at them with paralyzation. Deer in headlights come to mind. In the line of sight of a threat, no action. It's certain death! Those headlights are masking a four-ton...

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A Time For Choosing Vision Instead Of Egypt

A Time For Choosing Vision Instead Of Egypt

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 53 The Lord never wastes time.  He may take up time, more than we would wish for, but He is always moving forward with His vision for His people and His Church.  The last 40 years of Moses’ life were spent living out God’s...

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Overcoming Ministry Fatigue

Overcoming Ministry Fatigue

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 52 Pastors are struggling with exhaustion, frustration, and overwhelm. It feels like you are fighting a battle you cannot win, and for every two steps you take forward, 2020 knocks you back three steps. Recent news stories have...

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Five Ways to Boost Your Online Engagement

Five Ways to Boost Your Online Engagement

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 51 In this episode of the podcast, we're sharing the webinar we presented on boosting online engagement. You can watch the video of the full webinar on YouTube, stream the podcast audio below, or subscribe. March 15, 2020 was...

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Decluttering Your Ministry Garage

Decluttering Your Ministry Garage

The greatest barrier to making disciples is a lack of intentionality in our ministry. Given time, churches accumulate ministries and programs. It's inevitable. Pastor John from thirty years ago started the gospel quartet. They perform once a year on a Sunday and at...

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Inspecting Your Church’s Foundations Post-Covid

Inspecting Your Church’s Foundations Post-Covid

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 49 You can watch the video version of the podcast on Facebook or YouTube. “The kind of events that launch new growth curves result in substantial changes at the church’s heart and not just around its edges.” - Aubrey Malphurs...

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The COVID Exposure

The COVID Exposure

Church Revitalization Podcast - Episode 48 You can watch the video version of the podcast on Facebook or YouTube. As 2020 drudges on, and churches have continued trying to find the right things to do, analysis has begun to reveal systemic issues that pre-date the...

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How to Raise Your Leadership Ceiling

How to Raise Your Leadership Ceiling

Have you ever felt like you’re capable to achieve more as a church leader, but feel like there is an invisible barrier holding you back? Every leader has a ceiling.

This is the Peter Principle–people will rise to the level of their incompetence.

Learn the three steps for raising your leadership capacity.

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Maximizing Your Team

Maximizing Your Team

How's that weekly staff meeting going for you? Church leadership and staff teams get bogged down by the day-to-day grind, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  When vision is established, creating a plan of attack is critical in reaching the big goals, but it’s...

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Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

Cool. Calm. Collected. Unemotional. For the longest time, seminaries have tried to churn out pastors who embody those words. The assumption is that if we can simply preach the Bible as it is, exegete a text, people will change. This is all that is required to lead a...

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Managing Ministry in the Messy Middle

Managing Ministry in the Messy Middle

Remember the simple days of March 2020 when we all knew church couldn't happen in-person, and online was all we had? Now every church's social standing is "It's Complicated". Are we meeting again? How many? Who? What are the protocols? Churches all across the country...

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Balancing Physical and Digital Ministry

Balancing Physical and Digital Ministry

Special Guest: Greg Atkinson This week, we talked with Greg Atkinson about how we can continue to engage with our congregations online even as some of our churches have begun meeting in-person again. Greg spoke about the disappointment of finding his own church...

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Leading Your Church Through Racial Tension

Leading Your Church Through Racial Tension

You have an unprecedented opportunity to let 2020 be the most pivotal year for positive change your church has ever seen. The Internet is filled with memes that joke about how 2020 is one long disaster story. In many ways it's true. We started the year with an...

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