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Stuff you wish they taught in seminary.

Stuff you wish they taught in seminary.
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Stuff you wish they taught in seminary.






5 Ways Your Parking Lot Might be Holding Back the Redemptive Potential of Your Church - unSeminary Podcast

Believe it or not, your parking lot could be the thing that is holding back the potential of your church. In fact, your church might not be living up to its total calling because of what is happening at the parking lot. We call this site unSeminary. Today, we’re diving into an issue we can […]

Duration: 00:30:27

Mark Einersen offers Helpful Advice on Launching a Leadership Pipeline at Your Church - unSeminary Podcast

Thanks so much for stopping by for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today we’re talking with Mark Einersen, Operations Pastor of Relevant Church in Locust Grove, Georgia. Relevant was founded in 2010 and is in a suburb of the Atlanta community. When Relevant was first founded about 87-89% of their community did not attend […]

Duration: 00:42:15

Warren Bird Offers Compelling Reasons for Your Church to Launch a New Campus or Church Plant - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m happy to have Dr. Warren Bird back on the show. Warren is the Director of Research and Intellectual Capital with Leadership Network. Leadership Network has been working with North America’s most influential churches for over 30 years, helping leaders and teams move ideas from […]

Duration: 00:24:26

Bryce Baldwin Explains an Innovative Approach to Community Outreach Meeting Practical Needs - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome to another edition of the unSeminary podcast. I’m here today with Bryce Baldwin of Rome Alliance Church of Rome, NY. Rome Alliance was founded in 1915. Today you’ll find a mix of people there from birth to age 93. Bryce grew up in this church, later returning to lead it. Rome Alliance is about […]

Duration: 00:33:38

5 Ways Churches That Want to Break the 1,000 Barrier Stay Personal & Relational - unSeminary Podcast

The only people who like big churches are pastors. One of the paradoxes that churches face as they grow beyond 1,000 in attendance is that they actually need to act more like a small church in some ways. The “competition” of large and growing churches is actually much smaller churches where people are “known” by […]

Duration: 00:37:52

Greg Curtis Offers Next Level Assimilation Insights For Your Church - unSeminary Podcast

Thanks so much for joining us for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I have Greg Curtis with me, director of assimilation at Eastside Christian Church. Eastside Christian Church was founded in 1962 and was recently named the second fastest growing church in the country with four locations in California and Minnesota. The problem […]

Duration: 00:45:46

6 Dirty Secrets about Multisite Churches That (Almost) No-one is Talking About - unSeminary Podcast

Is your church considering going multisite? It would seem like every church leader I talk with is wrestling with this approach on reaching new communities. Studies have shown that basically every growing church is either already multisite or actively looking into it. I’ve been a practitioner of this approach to church since the early 2000s. […]

Duration: 00:36:02

Marty Sawyers Helps You Improve The Communication Culture in Your Church - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome and thanks for joining us for this episode of the unSeminary podcast. I’m thrilled to have Marty Sawyers with us today. Marty is the executive pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Arizona. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. It has a lot of activities for the family […]

Duration: 00:28:12

The 1 Tactic Your Church Needs to Do to Boost Year End Giving - unSeminary Podcast

We are just heading into the largest giving period of the year for charities across the country. In fact, 30% of all charitable giving will be done during the month of December. [ref] Many nonprofits have been working, for months, on the plans for these last 31 days of the year. Their strategies and tactics […]

Duration: 00:10:59

Darin Yates from the Fastest Growing Church in America on Next Gen Leadership Development - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m happy have Darin Yates, the executive pastor from Crossroads Community Church in Cincinnati. Crossroads Community Church is 22 years old, starting with a group of 11 people and eventually growing to the 10 locations it has today. Being one of the fastest growing churches […]

Duration: 00:31:12

4 Sure Signs Your Church Needs More First-Time Guests - unSeminary Podcast

Why isn’t your church growing? So many church leaders are wrestling with that question. They are looking at the dynamics of what’s happening in their church and trying to sort out where the “problem” is. Is it that your church doesn’t have enough first-time guests coming through the front door? Or is it that people […]

Duration: 00:32:46

Clay Scroggins on Leveraging Influence Regardless of Your Authority - unSeminary Podcast

Hey everybody, and thank you for joining us for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m talking with Clay Scroggins from North Point Community Church. North Point’s vision is to create a church that unchurched people love, and they filter everything they do through this lens. They want to create the kind of environment […]

Duration: 00:31:48

5 Reasons Kids’ Ministry is So Important to Churches that Want to Break the 1,000 Barrier - unSeminary Podcast

Churches that grow beyond 1,000 in attendance are today among a radical minority. In fact, 98% of all churches never reach this size. During my interaction with hundreds of churches that have been able to overcome this barrier, I have realized that they present several striking common characteristics. Correspondingly, effective and growing Kids’ Ministry is […]

Duration: 00:28:25

Frank Bealer on Thriving in the Tension of Ministry, Work & Life - unSeminary Podcast

Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s unSeminary podcast. I am so excited to have Frank Bealer back on the podcast today! Frank was at Elevation Church the last time we spoke with him, but he is now the executive director of Leadership Development at The reThink Group (also known as Orange) and the […]

Duration: 00:39:16

5 Bad Habits Killing the Effectiveness of Your Church’s Announcements - unSeminary Podcast

There are five precious minutes in your service that are solely intended to move people to action. The announcement time in your church service is a high leverage opportunity to encourage your people to move from where they are to where you want them to be. It really is the quintessential leadership moment during the […]

Duration: 00:34:13

Josh Whitehead on Portable Instead of Permanent for Your Next Campus - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome, everyone, to this week’s edition of the unSeminary podcast. I’m happy to have Dr. Josh Whitehead with us today. He’s the executive pastor of Faith Promise Church. Faith Promise Church is a vibrant church in Tennessee with a really relevant message and worship experience. Today the church has eight locations and an average attendance […]

Duration: 00:36:04

Do These 5 Things Now to Give Your Christmas Services More Impact - unSeminary Podcast

Christmas is a really big deal at your church. It’s the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus and it also represents some of the largest services you may host all the year long. From this vantage point, all these weeks away from the crunch time, we’ve pulled together 5 things to do, in […]

Duration: 00:31:59

Mark Hearn on Transitioning a Monolithic Church to a Vibrant Multicultural Community - unSeminary Podcast

Thank you so much for joining us for this episode of the unSeminary podcast. I’m excited be speaking with Mark Hearn, pastor of First Baptist Duluth in Georgia. First Baptist Duluth really is a multi-cultural church. Currently it is composed of 42 different nationalities. There is music in different languages and people from all over […]

Duration: 00:24:31

7 Ways Smartphones Have Changed People at Your Church (And What to Do About it!) - unSeminary Podcast

Do you remember the world before the smartphones came and invaded all our spaces? I have a hard time recalling how we got along before these little rectangles of glass, metal and plastic lodged themselves firmly into our everyday lives. These devices have had simultaneously a profound and subtle impact on our people. Analogous to […]

Duration: 00:28:19

Daniel Im on Small Shifts That Will Transform Your Ministry - unSeminary Podcast

Hello there, and welcome to this week’s episode of the unSeminary podcast! I’m thrilled to have Daniel Im with us today from Lifeway Christian Resources. He is the founder/director of church multiplication for, an author, and a teaching pastor at The Fellowship in Nashville. Lifeway offers church resources, from books and curriculum to other […]

Duration: 00:28:34

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