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Rich Birch: Here’s How to Make Your Church Grow

Rich Birch

Rich Birch has been involved in church leadership for over 20 years. He’s a conference speaker and author. His books include Church Growth FlywheelUNREASONABLE CHURCHES: 10 Churches Who Zagged When Others Zigged and Saw More Impact Because of It, is an Amazon bestseller in the Church Leadership category. It’s designed to help church leaders think a new thought and take new risks in impacting their community.

Key Questions for Rich Birch:

– What do you mean by growing attendance through promotion of “big days?”
– What makes a “big day” different than every other Sunday?

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Key Quotes from Rich Birch:

“The majority of churches that are growing are not growing as quickly as the community they are in. That means over time our influence in the communities we are in will lessen over time.”

“The churches that are the fastest growing are that ones that are firmly committed to the proclamation of the message, to preaching.”

“Churches grow because members invite their friends.”

“At the end of the day, your big day needs to be built around great teaching.”

“Successful outreach is consistent pressure in the same direction over time.”

“Consistency is more important than excellence.”

“Invite cards are a memory tool to remind your members what’s going to happen.”

“What a lot of large churches are doing is tried and true, old school communication.”

“Churches should be sending more emails to their people, they need to communicate more through that channel.”

“One of the fastest growing churches in the country put invite cards on every seat and then talked about it.”

“As we come up to these big days, this is a great opportunity to reach out to the media in your community.”

Links Mentioned by Rich Birch in the Show:

Church Growth Flywheel

Move Into More


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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye