**We will be adding all previous show notes over time - switching web hosts lost us some data**

#328: All-In Immersion: How to Cure Your Church's Indifference

Everyone says it's busyness that's causing church attendance decline. And, there are many reasons why that could be true. But, what if it's something else? What if, at the center of it all, is an uncomfortable truth: churchgoers are just indifferent. 
In this episode, we talk about 3 "buckets" to help re-engage their hearts:
#1 Leverage spiritual waypoints: sacraments, life-stages, life-changes, visceral experiences
#2 Shake up a typical Sunday: what if you did something you don't normally do?
#3 Share stories of life transformation at every turn: remind people of the transformative power of the gospel by sharing lots and lots of stories (in all settings)

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#327: I Love to Tell the Story (Unless it Gets Me Stuck)

The reason many churches get stuck in the past is because they believe the wrong story about themselves. How do we settle on a new story?
#1 Change the Dynamic: sometimes it just takes 1 new member to disrupt the status quo
#2 Do Something You Ordinarily Wouldn't Do: shake up the routine
#3 Re-frame the Future as Part of Your Legacy: remind people that their legacy only matters if their are younger generations to hand it to

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#326: Karl Vaters and the Secret to Healthy Churches (of Any Size)

Karl is a popular pastor, author, and speaker who's heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90% of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church. In this episode, he talks with us about the critical difference between feeling satisfied and feeling settled - and why it matters for healthy churches.

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#325: 6 Tips to Deal with Change Resisters

Jesus embodied grace and truth: He never dumbed down truth or turned down grace. Leading change is a balancing act between listening (actually listening) to criticism and moving forward in faith. Here are 6 Tips we discuss in this episode:
#1 Prayerfully Listen: it may not be the input you want, but it may be the input you need
#2 Trust the Plan: at some point you need to trust that God was in the process
#3 Don't Over-Compensate: bring resisters along for the ride, but don't give them the keys
#4 Don't Let them Roadblock: call out dysfunctional behavior; don't reward it
#5 Stay Mission-Focused: is it about keeping everyone at all costs, or reaching more people?
#6 Keep it Real: Remember the percentage of change resisters is 10% or less - most are with you!

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#324: Leadership and the Dogsled

This episode is a continuation of our conversation about leading change over the last few episodes (#322, #323) and how to generate buy-in. Today is about the balancing act between those who want to run forward with change quickly, those who want to apply the snow-brake constantly, and managing the tension between them. The truth is, you need both.

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