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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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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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