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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3 Must Read Books to Shape Your Ministry in 2013

What are you reading right now?  I'd love to hear what is challenging you as you lead in your church.  Here are the three books I have on the go right now and how they are shaping my thinking and ministry. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting...
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Best Practices for Church Learning Trips

By the time a church has packaged its learning into a conference or a "how to" book, their innovative years of ministry are behind them. Over the years I've become more and more partial to spending a weekend visiting lesser-known churches. I've found these weekends far more valuable for learning than...
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Does worship music need to be whiny soft rock?

I'm afraid I'm not uncomfortable enough with worship music. I don't want to fumble the pass of the church to the next generation. In my early ministry years I was a part of a church in the midst of a "worship war".  One side was fired up because they believed that...
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10 Part Recipe for a Church Database People Would Actually Use

Quality management of the information about the people that attend your church is mission critical.  Loss data on someone is a loss relationship.  Mismanagement in this area ends up damaging trust with your people.  One of the ways we serve our people is by handling their information with great care. I'm...
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