New XPs

Pre-Seminar Special with Rich Birch

New Executive Pastor OnRamp!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
1:00-4:00 pm
Hilton Dallas/Park Cities

$425 per person for the pre-session, session and post-session materials.
Limited to 20 participants.

Are you a new Executive Pastor wondering where you should focus your time? Have you wanted to maximize your efforts and energy in this role, in a desire to help your church soar? Are you looking for an edge on how your role can create the biggest difference in the life of your church?

This afternoon workshop session is designed for new Executive Pastors who are looking for help with best practices in this role. We’ll dive deep into seven systems that every successful executive pastor must see thrive in order for their church to move forward. As well, the session will be packed with practical insights from a wide variety of executive pastors from across the country. 

Rich has served on the senior leadership teams of three innovative and fast-growing churches. He brings his signature “uber practical” style to this workshop. Also, he has interviewed over 200 church leaders through his podcast, unSeminary, which gives him a unique vantage point when offering help to new Executive Pastors. 


New XPs

Learn Key Leverage Points to Focus Your Leadership

  • Outreach—How can we attract people to your church through the use of social media, marketing, and communications?
  • Weekend Services—How do we plan, implement and evaluate your music, preaching, transitions, offertory, etc. so it connects with your community?
  • Connection—How can we take people from their first visit to feeling fully at home in your church?
  • Service—How do we mobilize people for volunteering and service with the church?
  • Giving—How do we develop people to give to the vision of the church without begging?
  • Leadership—How do we move people from places of serving into volunteer leadership within the church?
  • Planning—How do we evaluate the above systems for constant improvement and growth?

Practical Help with Lots of Q&A

We’ll dive deep into best practices for developing the people and processes that drive your church forward—but also leave lots of time to answer your specific questions. Come ready to grow and be challenged in your current role!

About Rich

Rich has been involved in church leadership for over 20 years. He led in one of the first multisite churches in North America, The Meeting House in Toronto, which became the leading multisite church in Canada with over 4,500 people in six locations (today they are seventeen locations with somewhere over 6,000 people attending). In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Community Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner.

For seven years he served as a part of the four member Lead Team at Liquid Church in the Manhattan-facing communities of New Jersey. In his time with the church, it grew from one campus to six and attendance grew to over 3,500 people.

He has a dual vocational background that uniquely positions him for serving churches to multiply impact. While in the marketplace, Rich founded a dot-com with two partners in the late 90’s that worked to increase value for media firms and internet service providers. He speaks at conferences like Orange, WFX and various regional multisite church events—and is a featured writer on Auxano’s Vision Room, and MinistryBriefing.

Rich’s first book, Unreasonable 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. His second book is Church Growth Flywheel, where he pulled together his own hard-fought experience leading within one of the fastest growing churches in the country, as well as over 200 interviews with church leaders from prevailing churches.