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Rose Meeder

CNLP 123: How to Have Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations with Non-Christians: An Interview with Rose Zacharias Meeder

How do you have meaningful conversations—even friendships—with people who are radically different than you and who don’t share the same values you do? Few are better at doing this than Rose Zacharias Meeder. A married woman with four kids, Rose has built many friendships with people from the divorced, to the Buddhist, to the atheist,…

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Father James Mallon

CNLP 118: A Roman Catholic Every Evangelical Leader Needs to Get To Know – A Conversation with Father James Mallon

Often there’s a great divide between Protestants and Roman Catholics. But what if there’s more that unites us than we think? Father James Mallon leads a global movement that is revitalizing local parishes using many of the same methods that revitalize Protestant and evangelical churches. His findings have attracted the attention of Rick Warren, Nicky…

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CNLP 113: unSeminary’s Rich Birch on Why Some Churches Beat the Odds and Grow

Rich Birch has worked for three large churches that have launched over a dozen new locations, and he’s seen many small and mid-sized churches turn things around. What’s their secret? They do unreasonable things. Welcome to Episode 113 of the Podcast. Guest Links: Rich Birch Rich on Facebook Rich on Twitter Unreasonable Churches: 10 Churches Who Zagged…

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feedback without getting defensive

9 Ways to Handle Negative Feedback Without Getting Defensive

If you’re truly going to develop as a leader, you can’t do it without great feedback. The dilemma is that you want to hear ‘well done’. In fact, you crave positive feedback enough that it’s tempting to only want to hear ‘well done’ rather than the truth. The irony, of course, is you don’t really…

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Church shoppers

5 Key Differences Between Church Shoppers and the Unchurched

Every week you hope to have new people at your church. But there’s a world of difference between reaching the unchurched and attracting serial church shoppers. I’m fortunate to be part of a church where we’ve had first-time guests every single weekend since we launched eight years ago. While it’s easy to think of a visitor…

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subtle signs your church is dying

7 Subtle Signs Your Church Is Dying

How do you know whether your church’s best days are behind it? It’s a question that all leaders should ask—even leaders of growing churches. As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but…

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church culture

A 5 Step Guide on How to Create An Amazing Church Culture

Every church has a culture. Yours does. Mine does. If the culture is healthy, amazing things happen. People love being there. People grow. Great leaders come and stay. Your church becomes attractive to the community and more fully accomplishes its mission  But sadly, for many churches, the culture isn’t healthy. Culture is invisible but determinative. You…

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church culture is toxic

6 Warning Signs Your Church Culture is Toxic

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader? I’ve interacted with many church leaders (and readers of this blog) and the sad reality is that there is no shortage of toxic church culture…

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