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Let REVEAL's findings and insights take the guesswork out of church work for you. One of REVEAL's founding directors, Cally Parkinson, and lead statistician, Nancy Scammacca Lewis, discuss the most compelling and practical insights based on more than a decade of REVEAL research. Their unique perspective sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church, and your church.

Let REVEAL's findings and insights take the guesswork out of church work for you. One of REVEAL's founding directors, Cally Parkinson, and lead statistician, Nancy Scammacca Lewis, discuss the most compelling and practical insights based on more than a decade of REVEAL research. Their unique perspective sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church, and your church.
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Let REVEAL's findings and insights take the guesswork out of church work for you. One of REVEAL's founding directors, Cally Parkinson, and lead statistician, Nancy Scammacca Lewis, discuss the most compelling and practical insights based on more than a decade of REVEAL research. Their unique perspective sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church, and your church.

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Episodes

The Introverted Church

1/22/2018
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In this episode, we discussed the characteristics of the churches in the Introverted Church archetype, which compromise 17% of churches in our database, making it is one of the largest archetypes. As the name suggests, churches in this archetype tend to be inwardly focused. However, their congregants have strong beliefs in core Christian doctrines and are dedicated to their personal spiritual practices. These strengths provide a solid base for Introverted Churches to implement changes that...

Duration:00:10:11

The Self-Motivated Church

1/8/2018
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In this episode, we discussed the characteristics of the churches that fall under the Self-Motivated Church archetype, which compromise 10% of churches in our database. Its existence is less intuitive and may be harder to understand at first than many of the other archetypes—like the Vibrant Church or the Complacent Church. Yet this archetype is one of the strongest, and Self-Motivated Churches are well-positioned to move toward greater vibrancy. Their congregants are on a spiritual...

Duration:00:11:32

Meet an Energized Church Pastor

12/25/2017
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In this episode, we talked with Phill Tague, lead pastor of Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ransom Church took the REVEAL survey in the spring of 2016 for the first time. The church fell into our strongest archetype—the Energized Church. Download Notes

Duration:00:16:44

The Energized Church

12/11/2017
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In this episode, we discussed the characteristics of the churches that fall under the Energized Church archetype, which compromise 12% of churches in our database. This archetype is the most likely “next step” for churches that are in some of the weaker archetypes (like Complacent, Average and Extroverted Churches). We have seen many churches move to the Energized archetype after they address issues that show up in their first survey, making the Energized archetype an important one for all...

Duration:00:10:12

An Interview with a Vibrant Church Pastor

11/27/2017
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In this episode, we talked with Jeremy Yancey, lead pastor of Timber Creek Church in Lufkin, Texas. Timber Creek has taken the REVEAL survey twice—once in 2013 and a second time in the spring of 2017. Both times the church fell into our strongest archetype—the Vibrant Church. Jeremy served as Timber Creek’s Executive Pastor for nine years before becoming the lead pastor three years ago. Timber Creek is a 90-year-old church with its roots in the Assembly of God denomination. Like many...

Duration:00:18:04

The Vibrant Church

11/13/2017
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In this episode, we discussed the characteristics of the churches in the REVEAL database that fall under the Vibrant Church archetype. The Vibrant Church, which is the strongest of the eight archetypes we described in Episode 10, is also the smallest archetype, accounting for 8% of churches compared with the Complacent and Introverted Church archetypes, which each account for 17% of churches in our database. Podcast Notes

Duration:00:06:27

The Eight Church Archetypes

10/30/2017
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In this episode, we talked about our discovery of eight types of churches. We call these “archetypes” and they are akin to church “personalities.” Finding the archetypes was a huge breakthrough, not only because it gave us a framework for understanding differences among churches, but because it provided a focused lens to view each church. These archetypes help us see more clearly how a church is wired, so we can understand their results and prescribe a path to greater vibrancy. Podcast Notes

Duration:00:13:31

Unlocking Spiritual Growth in Your Church

10/16/2017
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In this episode, we talked about what we have learned about the process of spiritual growth based on responses to the REVEAL for Church survey. One key finding of REVEAL’s research is the Spiritual Continuum: four stages of spiritual maturity identified in our earliest research: Exploring Christ (10% of churchgoers on average); Growing in Christ (40%); Close to Christ (25%) and Christ-Centered (25%). Our goal with the Spiritual Continuum is not to put people in boxes. Once we discovered...

Duration:00:11:34