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95% of churches in the U.S. are under 500 in average attendance. Small and mid-size churches truly are the backbone of the Church in America. Join the team at 95Network as we host conversations that specifically relate to the small and mid-size church context.

95% of churches in the U.S. are under 500 in average attendance. Small and mid-size churches truly are the backbone of the Church in America. Join the team at 95Network as we host conversations that specifically relate to the small and mid-size church context.
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Peoria, IL

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95% of churches in the U.S. are under 500 in average attendance. Small and mid-size churches truly are the backbone of the Church in America. Join the team at 95Network as we host conversations that specifically relate to the small and mid-size church context.

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@95Network

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Episodes

It Ain't Rocket Surgery! (w/ Chris Hughes) - Episode 8

9/17/2019
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As time goes on, ministry is one of those things that we tend to make more complex than it needs to be. Our number of programs increases. The complexity of organizing those programs increases. And as a result, our church's efforts get less and less directed towards the mission. But it doesn't have to be that way. Join us for this conversation with Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of The Ministry Mechanics, about avoiding complexity in our churches. Chris has a lot of wisdom to share from his years...

Duration:00:40:22

5 Deadly Sins of a Dying Church (w/ The Malphurs Group) - Episode 7

9/11/2019
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"Your church can change." If there's one theme from this conversation that I walked away with, it's this. There is hope for the future. Even if your church is declining. Even if you're not sure where to go next. Your church can regain momentum to better reach your community. Join us for this discussion with Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu from The Malphurs Group about some common issues they see in dying churches and how churches on the decline can turn things around. This is a powerful and...

Duration:00:38:14

Are We Discipling Like Jesus Did? (w/ Josh Jeffrey) - Episode 6

9/4/2019
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If we're honest, discipleship tends to be a buzzword. We say it a lot, but it's hard for us to fully define. (And since we label so many things as "discipleship," it makes it even more difficult to understand what our ministry efforts are actually trying to accomplish.) Join us for this conversation with Josh Jeffrey, CEO of Clear Design Group and the Developer of Like Jesus, about making disciples like Jesus did. Josh has teamed up with Dr. Dann Spader to develop a new disciple-making...

Duration:00:36:54

Influence, Attendance, and... Woodstock? (w/ Karl Vaters) - Episode 5

8/28/2019
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There's been a lot of talk in church leadership surrounding the ideas of influence, engagement, attendance, and more. So how should we actually measure success in our church? (Or should we at all?) Join us for this conversation with Karl Vaters, a widely-respected voice for pastors in smaller churches. If you already follow Karl, you know his passion for the Church is unmistakable and the practicality of his ideas is refreshing. And, of course, our favorite quote from the conversation is...

Duration:00:36:12

10 Characteristics of Unstuck Churches (w/ Tony Morgan) - Episode 4

8/20/2019
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We all want our churches to be healthy, both deep and wide. But what should that look like? What are some characteristics of churches that are effectively reaching their community for Jesus? Join us for this conversation with Tony Morgan, founder of The Unstuck Group, as we walk through 10 characteristics of unstuck churches. We've known Tony for a long time. He's a good friend and has been so supportive of our ministry, so we were really excited to get him on the podcast. The honesty,...

Duration:00:41:18

Beyond the Slogan: Identifying a Vision for Tomorrow, Not Today - Episode 3

8/13/2019
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Your mission and vision is the foundation of every single thing you do as a ministry. If you're not clear on who you are and where you're headed, you'll be guided by whatever feels urgent. This affects your ability to empower leaders, make progress as a ministry, and engage people in your community. But it's not enough to write your vision on the wall. You have to write it on people's hearts. In this personal, on-the-road conversation, Dale and Austin take some time to talk about having a...

Duration:00:43:35

How to Use Facebook Groups for Discipleship (w/ Aimee Cottle) - Episode 2

8/6/2019
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Social media is a big topic. Especially in a small church, it can often feel overwhelming to figure out how (and find the time) to best utilize this tool to support your church and share your message. Join us as we talk with Aimee Cottle, Director of Marketing at Fishhook, about some practical ways smaller churches can be using Facebook Groups to create community and improve discipleship within their ministry. We love the whole team over at Fishhook and really enjoyed talking with Aimee....

Duration:00:50:10

Let's Talk About Small Churches: A Conversation on Church Growth - Episode 1

7/29/2019
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What better place to start for the very first episode of The 95 Podcast than talking about our favorite topic: small churches. The topic of church growth has been used in many unhealthy ways over the years, causing a lot of pastors to experience insecurity about their ministry, and in some cases permitting some to become complacent. Join us for this encouraging conversation where we talk about church growth, church size, and leading a healthy ministry.

Duration:00:43:32