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.
strategy

Try These 5 Non-Scalable Church Growth Tactics

Only 6% of churches are growing faster than the communities they serve. Stop and think about what that means for a moment. A radical minority of churches are having an increasing impact on their communities. This is a problem for all of us. If this pattern continues over time, then...
multisite

5 Warning Signs That Your Church Shouldn’t Merge

Is your church healthy but considering merging with another church?  Are you a multisite church that is thinking about helping another church through a merger and adding a campus at the same time?  Are you part of a struggling church that is looking at the potential of merging with another...
podcast

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...
communications

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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