Rich Birch

Rich Birch

Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution.His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.
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From Church Plant to One of the Fastest Growing Churches in the Country with Joey Salazar

Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast. We’re talking with Joey Salazar, the Executive Pastor from Journey Church in Florida. The road to starting Journey Church began four years ago when the lead pastors had a dream of planting a church that would make Jesus accessible to everyone. In 2016 the...
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Pastor Like You Parent with Lee Eclov

Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Today I’m speaking with Pastor Lee Eclov. Lee has been in Lincolnshire, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago, for almost 22 years. Set in a transient community, Village Church of Lincolnshire is a church of about 200, where Lee pastors. Lee is the author...
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5 Signs You’re Following A Narcissistic Church Leader

Narcissism is an intense focus on one’s self and typically involves selfishness, entitlement, a constant desire and need for admiration, and a demonstrated lack of empathy. In short, narcissists maintain a me-over-the-rest-of-the-world mindset.  Sometimes those who lead deteriorate into narcissistic tendencies, but the nature of leadership positions often draws those...
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5 Overlooked Volunteer Recruiting Tactics for Your Church

Your church moves forward largely on the backs of the volunteers you recruit.  The local church is a volunteer engagement organization. At the center of any church staff members' role is the recruitment, reward, and retention of a great volunteer team.  Are you sharpening your skills when it comes to...
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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Church Leaders

Have you been listening to the buzz about artificial intelligence in the broader culture?  Artificial intelligence used to seem like one of those distant technologies that is always five years down the road; however, it is already creeping into our daily lives. Whether it's asking Siri to text your wife...
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