Rich Birch

Rich Birch is a sought after church leadership communicator speaking across North America. He’s known for providing practical and thought-provoking messages to leaders. He is an Amazon best-selling author and host of the unSeminary podcast.

Rich's Most Requested Topics

5 Ways Culture is Impacting Your Mission
It’s been said we live in an “in-between time”. We’ve left where we were but we’re not quite where we’re going to end up. In this talk, Rich explores five mega-trends that are impacting what your church or organization is attempting to accomplish. Designed to help your team reflect on your mission and how it might be impacted by the broader culture.

Church Growth Flywheel
Are you ready to see your church impact more people than you have ever before? Are you tired of church leadership books that are long on theory but short on practical help? Have you wanted to reach more people in your community but you weren't sure where to start? Are you worried that your church isn't reaching its full potential? In this talk, we dive deep into the mechanics of how churches reach more people. Drawn from his own personal experience leading in fast-growing churches and from over 200 interviews with prevailing church leaders, this talk will give you a framework for understanding church growth.



Your Role as a Change Agent
Leadership is about moving people from where they are to a more desired future. By definition, all leadership is about being a change agent. In this talk, Rich dives into what our role as change agents are. He provides next steps to evaluate what we should do to help our organization move towards a better future.

Rich can also talk about:

  • The Multisite Church Revolution
  • Launching Healthy Multisite Church Campuses
  • The Effective Executive Pastor
  • Church Announcements: 5 Minutes to Move People to Action
  • Leading From the Second (or Third) Chair

Hear What People Have to Say About Rich

"Rich Birch has added so much value through his messages to and interactions with our students. His practical insights are super helpful for church leaders of any level!"

Andy Dykhouse

Nebraska Christian College

“I love the friction that you bring to my mind and spirit with healthy, authentic conversations that challenge me. Also, the practical aspects of what/how other churches do their thing.”

Stefan Hall


“It was wonderful to have Rich speak at EvFree Fullerton. One 78-year-old man was deeply touched by how Rich laid out the life stages that a church can go through. That man wants to keep our church fresh and alive for years to come.”

David Fletcher

Executive Pastor, EvFree Fullerton

“Rich led us recently at a fall staff-day launch. I loved how one of our staff described him – ‘That guy is disarrogant and unpresumptive!’ Rich’s creative, engaging and insightful teaching, including some really oddball statistics (including stuff about driving cars!) helped us think through cultural trends that are impacting the Church.”

Terry Smith

Executive Director, Canadian Baptist Ministries

“Rich is the real deal. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable about all things related to growing and multiplying churches, but he is able to communicate with excellence and passion. His energy and enthusiasm for seeing churches reach and disciple more people seems inexhaustible and is absolutely contagious. I can’t wait to see the fruit that grows out of the investment he made into our leaders!”

Len Denbraber

Assistant Superintendent, BC & Yukon District, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Books by Rich Birch


This isn't a book full with theory or high-minded ideas but it's packed full with "cookies on the bottom shelf" next step actions for you to take. It's designed to move your team towards action. Each system is explained with plenty of examples from churches that you'll be able to relate with.

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Unreasonable Churches tells to stories of 10 churches who stopped copying the models of other churches and tried something new. You'll be inspired to consider how your church could see great impact by blazing new trails!

Buy on Amazon

Courses by Rich Birch

CGF course

Church Growth Flywheel Master Class

A proven step-by-step system for helping your church reach more people than ever before by dramatically increasing the invite culture in your people!

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More About Rich

Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 15 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for its innovative approach to outreach and community impact.


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