Should you start a new service or a new site?

This question and many more were explored with my friends Ben Stapley, Natalie Frisk and our fearless panel leader Rich Birch during out latest conversation about multisite issues we are all dealing with. Get your coffee, give it a listen and take a few notes to clear the path in front of you and your team.

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You can't connect people like this.

Most people know the Pantheon as an architectural masterpiece. What most people don't know is that the Pantheon has been a church since 609 AD. While we waited for their Pentecost service, I noticed that they were letting people into the Pantheon 10 at a time. What I didn't know was that the church was already full. That’s when I discovered one of the biggest enemies of connection for all the guests at our churches.

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Are you asking these 3 questions about multi-site?

We got some great questions this week on the latest Unseminary "All About Multi-site" podcast. Questions dealing with: Centralizing or Decentralizing your budgets for your campuses, pros and cons of church planting versus multi-site venues, the role of social media and technology in reaching people, and more.

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Hit a growth barrier in your multisite strategy?

We (unseminary's All About Multisite podcast team) had a very interesting conversation on growth barriers on our campuses. In this podcast, I  function as our guest connections and assimilation resource. We address outreach, children's ministry, and assimilation barriers in this discussion with Rich Birch,  Become part of the conversation on this second All About Multisite podcast.

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5 low-prep last minute ways to WOW your guests this Easter

There’s a person on our staff team at church who helps volunteers provide WOW experiences for guests during our Easter services each year. Her name is Shelly Hall, she oversees Guest Services and she is the most dedicated, hospitable, above and beyond WOW-Factor provider I know. When I asked her in passing this week what she and her team were planning to do for guests this Easter, this is what she told me.

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All About Multisite

I'm way excited to introduce to you Unseminary's new podcast all about multisite! I’m chatting monthly with a group of multisite ninjas on this podcast hosted by Rich Birch where we will answer your questions about the ins and outs of launching new campuses.  Here's our panel as described by Unseminary...

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Top 5 posts of 2017 and what's coming up next...

I love looking at highlight reels, even Facebook summaries of my friendship with someone on our Facebookaversary. I am sucker for these kinds of snapshots.  In that spirit, here are the Top-5 posts for Climbing the Assimilayas from the year 2017 and a preview of 4 new things coming up this month.

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Praying for you and your church by name today

I just want you to know that I will be praying for you by name and your church's impact this weekend for Christmas. It is an honor to serve you in any way and I am blessed to learn from you as well. Thanks for allowing me to walk with you in this adventure of connecting people to our various faith communities. 

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4 ideas for placing more volunteers this Christmas

The 6+ minute video below is one I recorded for some of our volunteer champs who wanted me to give them some ideas for increasing the amount of volunteers placed, especially after recent volunteer sign up efforts. If that's you, and you could use more volunteers this Christmas or in the early part of next year, take a moment and listen to this.

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