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Stuff you wish they taught in seminary.






Preachers and Creatives Working Together with Lee Coate - unSeminary Podcast

Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s unSeminary podcast. We have a return guest this week: Lee Coate, executive pastor from The Crossing Church in Las Vegas. Lee is with us today to talk about the The Crossing Church’s weekend services and how the creatives and teaching pastors work together to communicate the […]


7 Other Weekend Metrics Church Leaders Should Study Regularly - unSeminary Podcast

Too often, church leaders only pay attention to weekend attendance and revenue patterns at their churches. Sometimes these numbers are referred to as “nickels and noses” or maybe the slightly more vulgar “butts and bucks.” However, there are many other factors to consider if we’re trying to understand what’s really happening inside our churches. Attendance […]


Practical Help For Group Leaders at Your Church with Heather Zempel - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast – I’m super excited to have Heather Zempel with us. Heather is the Discipleship Pastor and Campus Ministries Director at National Community Church in Washington, DC. In Heather’s role as Discipleship Pastor, she spends a lot of time working with small groups. We’ve talked a lot about groups in […]


7 Early Warning Signs That Your Church Has A “Front Door” Problem - unSeminary Podcast

How do you know if you aren’t attracting enough people to your church? If your church has plateaued or is in decline, is the problem that you’re not attracting enough visitors or that you aren’t keeping those who are already attending? What signs will lead you to discover the problem? The debate between front door […]


Inside The Future of Prevailing Rural(ish) Churches with Joel Southerland & Daniel Currie - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to the unSeminary podcast. We have a fascinating conversation with Executive Pastor Daniel Currie and Lead Pastor Joel Southerland from Peavine Baptist Church in Rock Spring, Georgia. The first thing you’d notice when pulling up to Peavine is that it’s in the middle of nowhere and you wouldn’t know that it’s only 20 minutes from downtown […]


All About Multisite: New Service or New Campus? Explaining Matrix Leadership Model - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to our new podcast all about multisite! I’m chatting with a group of multisite ninjas and answering your questions about the ins and outs of launching new campuses. Our group is as follows: Natalie Frisk is our family ministry expert. She is a key leader from The Meeting House. This church has 19 […]


16 (Nearly Free) Ways to Increase Community Awareness of Your Church - unSeminary Podcast

If the people in your community don’t know that your church exists, they won’t ever join your church. If nobody in your city is aware of your church’s services or Sunday gatherings, you’ve lost a chance to connect those people to your discipleship process. A frequently overlooked step in connecting with a community is simply […]


Exploring a Common Hidden Tension in Multisite Churches with Bill Brown - unSeminary Podcast

Thank you for joining us for this week’s podcast. We have a great conversation with Bill Brown, the executive pastor at Parkview Christian Church. Parkview Christian Church was founded in 1951 and is one of the fastest growing churches in the country with three campuses. Bill describes their experiences as being sort of thrust into multisite, […]


“Didn’t See It Coming” Q&A with Carey Nieuwhof - unSeminary Podcast

Carey Nieuwhof is an influential pastor, podcaster, and thought leader who believes it’s not only possible to predict life’s hardest moments, but also to alter outcomes, overcome challenges, and defeat your fiercest adversaries. In his new book “Didn’t See it Coming” he wants to help you avoid and overcome life’s seven hardest and most crippling […]


Transitioning a Church to Be More Outwardly Focused with Jack Warren - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast. We have a great conversation today with Jack Warren, the executive pastor at Chase Oaks Church in the Dallas area. Chase Oaks has five campuses, including one with only Hispanic services. The church started traditionally and as it grew it became known as a strong bible-teaching church with a […]


Leading Change in a Change-Resistant Context with Father Michael White - unSeminary Podcast

Hey, everybody, and welcome to the unSeminary podcast. We have a great conversation lined up today with Father Michael White from Church of the Nativity in Maryland. Church of the Nativity is a Catholic church, but its approach is a bit different than that of most other Catholic churches you might have encountered. Father Michael […]


Being a Church that Unchurched People Love to Attend with Justin Dosch - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. So glad you’re tuning in because today we have Justin Dosch from Grace Community Church in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Grace was built with the intention of looking like a community center that happened to have services on the weekend so that it would feel less like a church in order to […]


Scalable & Sustainable Pastoral Care in a Large Church with Karen Shannon - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to the unSeminary podcast. We have a dear friend with us today, Pastor Karen Shannon from Liquid Church. Liquid Church is a multisite church in New Jersey, currently with six locations, three of which are permanent. Karen serves as the discipleship pastor and oversees the care ministry, outreach, and small group system. Sometimes […]


Reinforcing Church Culture in the Middle of a Church Revitalization with Eric Smith - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. You’re going to love today’s conversation. We have Pastor Eric Smith from Vaughn Forest Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Vaughn Forest is in a military area with people coming from all over the United States and all over the world to be trained, so it’s a dynamic multi-cultural community. The church […]


Inside Look at the Executive Pastor’s Role in a Church of 3,000+ People with Abram Gomez - unSeminary Podcast

Hey, everybody, and welcome to the unSeminary podcast. I’m really looking forward to today’s conversation with Abram Gomez from Cross Church, a fantastic multi-site church in Texas. Cross Church is about 20 minutes from the Texas/Mexico border and they currently have three campuses in the cities of San Benito, McAllen, and Brownsville. The church is […]


Inside a Changing Connections Pathway at a Fast Growing Church with Darin Mirante - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. Super excited you’re listening in. You’re going to be rewarded today with a great conversation with Darin Mirante from First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky. The church was founded in 1964 and Darin has been the lead pastor there since 2016. First Church of Christ is one of the […]


How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return with Jason Young - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to the unSeminary podcast. You’re in for a treat today and will want to lean in. We have Jason Young from North Point Ministries from the Greater Atlanta area chatting with us today. Jason’s work at North Point is focused on elevating the dignity of a guest by creating the most welcoming environment […]


Adding Residency to Your Church’s Leadership Pathway with Dave Miller - unSeminary Podcast

Thanks for joining in for this week’s episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I have a longtime friend, Dave Miller, from Leadership Pathway joining us. Leadership Pathway partners with churches to start residencies and develop training pathways in order to generate a pipeline of world-class church leaders who are highly desired and hirable. Dave is […]


Leading Major Change in Your Church with Dr. Jeff Iorg - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to another episode of the unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary with us today. Gateway Seminary started classes in 1944 with the long time dream of a theological institute to train men and women for ministry in California. By 1959 it had moved to a community next […]


Why Rural Ministry Should Matter for Every Church with Dr. Glenn Daman - unSeminary Podcast

Thanks for joining in for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m happy to introduce a new friend and guest, Dr. Glenn Daman, pastor at River Christian Church near Portland, Oregon. River Christian is a small church in a rural community near Portland. Glenn is with us today to talk about the struggles that […]