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How to Plant a Church in an Unfamiliar City

Bryan Barley moved to Denver from North Carolina to start The Summit Church. His goal was to join the community instead of showing it how to “do things right.”

Listen in to hear how Bryan and his team settled into an existing neighborhood and put down permanent roots in order to serve it.

2 Surefire Ways to Attract New Clients

Wouldn’t you rather have people coming to you instead of you going to them?

That’s exactly what Matthew Smith, VP of Business Development for RealNex, has experienced—all from producing quality content on social media.

Check out this post to hear his thoughts.

What Should a Church Planter’s Day Look Like?

Kingdom work is accomplished not just in lifetimes, but in days as well.

In this episode, Dan Freng from Calvary Littleton in Colorado gives an inside look at how he sets the pace for his church day to day—from missional living, to sermon prep, to answering emails.

How to Become a Team Member Instead of a Vendor

“Feeding the Champion” is the idea that as your customer’s (Champion’s) product or service grows, yours grows with it.

Sounds simple: invest in your existing customers. We all know we need to do that. But Feeding the Champion is so much more.

Learn more here.

Tools for Holding Your Church Schedule Together

What qualities describe most pastors? Wild guess: you probably didn’t think “organized.”

Listen in to hear James talk with Doug Serven about his book The Organized Pastor in one of our most practical episodes yet.

5 Meetings That Every Sales Team Needs to Have

As salespeople, we’re used to being uncomfortable, used to people saying this isn’t a good time, that they don’t want to talk, but still pushing through to have a discussion with them. We need that same courage inside, too, the courage to build up the human side of your sales team instead of automating everything with technology.

How do you build your team up? By holding meetings that count.

Based on our interview with Hampus, we came away with five meeting that every sales team needs to have.

How a Multi-Generational Focus Can Stabilize Your Church Plant

Young, hip churches are all the rage in church planting, but they’re not right for every city’s context.

David Ritchie from Redeemer Christian Church in Amarillo, TX joins the guys to talk about how his multi-generational church is far better than any he had envisioned.

How to Optimize Your Sales Process Using Customer Success

Customer success sounds pretty valuable, doesn’t it? Yet, the idea of improving customer success can seem rather vague. How do you absorb it into the DNA of your sales process?

We had a recent interview with Lincoln Murphy that gave us the answer.

So let’s break it down.

3 Reasons Church Planters Don’t Have Friends

You could always be doing more as a church planter. And the toughest part? They’re all good things you could be doing.

In this episode, Ricky Jones from RiverOaks Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, OK explains why friendship is so vital to ministry, yet so low on pastors’ priority lists.

2 Ways to Position Your Sales Team as Trusted Advisors

The foundation of every great relationship you have in your life is trust. Sales is really no different. For sales teams to be more consultative, strategic, and valuable, they need to become trusted advisors.

So how do you build a team of trusted advisors?

In our interview with Anthony Iannarino, the mind behind, we learned that the answer is to break that phrase down into its two parts: trust and advice, in that order.

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