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The Rebuilt Podcast is a podcast about Making Disciples by Helping Other Parishes Make Disciples.

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The Rebuilt Podcast is a podcast about Making Disciples by Helping Other Parishes Make Disciples.

    Episode 59 - Identifying Your Target Audience, Establishing an Invest and Invite Strategy Implementing a Newcomer Engagement Plan

    Episode 59 - Identifying Your Target Audience, Establishing an Invest and Invite Strategy Implementing a Newcomer Engagement Plan

     
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    Summary
    In this conversation, Allie Wade, the Connections Coordinator at Nativity, shares insights on growing wider and building a welcoming culture in a parish. She emphasizes the importance of identifying the target audience and looking outside the church walls to reach newcomers. 
    Allie discusses effective strategies for reaching different groups within the community and highlights the power of personal invitations from parishioners. She also explains the invest and invite approach, which focuses on building relationships and making genuine connections. 
    Allie emphasizes the need for a structured plan for welcoming and integrating newcomers, as well as the importance of creating a culture of hospitality and care. She encourages parishes to learn from successful churches and conferences, and to tailor these strategies to fit their own community.
     
    Takeaways
    Identify the target audience by looking outside the church walls and studying the community.
    Personal invitations from parishioners are powerful in attracting newcomers.
    Invest and invite approach focuses on building relationships and making genuine connections.
    Having a structured plan for welcoming and integrating newcomers is essential.
    Creating a culture of hospitality and care is crucial for growth.
    Learn from successful churches and conferences, and tailor strategies to fit your own community.
     
    Chapters
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:19 - Identifying the Target Audience
    06:25 - The Power of Personal Invitations
    08:07 - The Invest and Invite Approach
    11:27 - Creating a Structured Plan for Newcomer Engagement
    13:13 - Building a Culture of Hospitality and Care
    25:30 - Challenges and Encouragement
    33:22 - Conclusion

    • 34 min
    Episode 58 - Grow Wider Deep Dive

    Episode 58 - Grow Wider Deep Dive

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    Summary
    In this conversation, Ed discusses the importance of the Grow Wider anchor in the Rebuilt Framework. 
     
    He emphasizes the need to build a culture that welcomes people and shares the burden of reaching out to the unchurched. Ed highlights the key elements of the Grow Wider anchor, including identifying the target audience, implementing an invest and invite strategy, creating a compelling digital presence, and providing exceptional kids and student programs. 
     
    Ed also discusses the importance of implementing a newcomer engagement plan and shares success stories and challenges faced by parishes in implementing these strategies.
     
    Takeaways
    Building a culture that welcomes people is crucial for parish growth.
    Identifying the target audience helps parishes focus their efforts.
    Implementing an invest and invite strategy encourages parishioners to invite others to church.
    Having a compelling digital presence, including a user-friendly website and active social media, is important for attracting newcomers.
    Providing exceptional kids and student programs helps engage young families.
    Implementing a newcomer engagement plan, including a welcome desk and follow-up emails, helps newcomers feel welcomed and connected.
    Consistency and intentionality are key in growing wider.
    Evaluating and improving strategies is essential for parish growth.
     
    Chapters
    00:00 - Introduction
    03:30 - Chapter 1: Building a Culture of Welcome
    08:10 - Chapter 2: Identifying the Target Audience
    14:20 - Chapter 3: Implementing an Invest and Invite Strategy
    24:44 - Chapter 5: Providing Exceptional Kids and Student Programs
    29:55 - Chapter 6: Implementing a Newcomer Engagement Plan
    34:25 - Chapter 7: Success Stories and Challenges
    38:49 - Chapter 8: Consistency and Intentionality in Growing Wider
    42:09 - Conclusion

    • 47 min
    Episode 57 Weekend Experience Evaluation

    Episode 57 Weekend Experience Evaluation

    Weekend Experience Evaluation
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    Summary
    In this episode, Melissa discusses the importance of conducting a weekend experience self-evaluation to improve the overall experience for parishioners and newcomers. 
     
    She covers various aspects of the weekend experience, including the first impression, physical setting, staff and volunteer ministers, children and parents, preaching, music, hospitality and fellowship, preparation and evaluation, and the online campus experience. 
     
    Melissa provides questions and recommendations for each area and encourages listeners to take action and create an action plan based on their evaluation.
     
    Keywords
    weekend experience, self-evaluation, parish, newcomers, first impression, physical setting, staff, volunteer ministers, children, parents, preaching, music, hospitality, fellowship, preparation, evaluation, online campus
     
    Takeaways
    Conducting a weekend experience self-evaluation can help improve the overall experience for parishioners and newcomers.
    Areas to evaluate include the first impression, physical setting, staff and volunteer ministers, children and parents, preaching, music, hospitality and fellowship, preparation and evaluation, and the online campus experience.
    Taking action and creating an action plan based on the evaluation can lead to an excellent weekend experience in the parish.
    Providing a welcoming and engaging experience for children and parents is crucial for the weekend experience.
    Having quality sound and engaging with remote parishioners is important for the online campus experience.

    Chapters
     
    00:00 - Introduction: Conducting a Weekend Experience Self-Evaluation
    01:54 - Chapter 1: Creating a Welcoming First Impression
    05:09 - Chapter 3: Ensuring Excellence in Staff and Volunteer Ministers
    08:03 - Chapter 4: Fostering a Positive Experience for Children and Parents

    • 21 min
    Episode 56 Investing in the Online Campus

    Episode 56 Investing in the Online Campus

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    Summary
    Father Roger Gustafson shares his experience of building an online campus for his parish during the COVID-19 pandemic. He started by live streaming Masses and gradually grew his online congregation to over a thousand subscribers. 
     
    The online campus includes live streaming Masses, Zoom small groups, and online chat hosts to engage with the virtual community. Father Roger emphasizes the importance of making online parishioners feel welcome and connected to the community. 
     
    He also discusses the financial impact of the online campus, with giving increasing by 9% since 2020. Father Roger encourages parish leaders to start somewhere and strive for excellence in their online initiatives.
    Check out Father Roger's parish online: https://www.sthilary.org/ 
     
    Takeaways
    Building an online campus can help reach and engage a broader audience, especially during times of limited in-person gatherings.
    Creating a welcoming and connected virtual community is essential for online parishioners.
    Starting small and taking steps towards excellence is key to building a successful online campus.
    Investing in technology and professional expertise can enhance the online worship experience.
    Financial giving can increase as the online congregation grows and becomes more connected to the parish community.

    Chapters
    00:00 - Introduction and Background
    06:18 - Engaging the Online Congregation
    12:33 - Creating Welcoming Touch Points for Online Parishioners
    28:29 - The Financial Impact of the Online Campus
    36:20 - Recommendations for Building an Online Campus

    • 42 min
    Episode 55 Crafting Meaningful Liturgical Celebrations

    Episode 55 Crafting Meaningful Liturgical Celebrations

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    Summary
    Fr. Gregory  Reichlen shares his experience of coaching with Rebuilt and the transformation it brought to his parish. The parish, located in the eastern Pocono Mountains, had a multicultural and multilingual community but struggled to engage with the culture, especially the next generation. 
     
    After attending the Rebuilt Conference in 2018, Fr. Greg and his team implemented changes, particularly in the liturgy, to create a welcoming and vibrant experience. The COVID-19 pandemic forced them to adapt and seek guidance through webinars and coaching. 
     
    They focused on prayerful preparation, casting a vision, and involving volunteers in the planning and execution of liturgies. They also emphasized the importance of music, meaningful homilies, and active participation. Fr. Greg encourages parish leaders to start somewhere and take one step towards parish renewal.
     
    Takeaways
    Coaching with Rebuilt can bring transformation to a parish and help engage the next generation.
    Creating a welcoming and vibrant liturgical experience is essential for parish renewal.
    Prayerful preparation, casting a vision, and involving volunteers are key to successful liturgies.
    Music, meaningful homilies, and active participation enhance the worship experience.
    Parish leaders should start somewhere and take one step towards parish renewal.
     
    Chapters
    00:00 - Introduction and Parish Background
    07:15 - Creating a Welcoming and Vibrant Liturgical Experience
    14:32 - Involving Volunteers in Planning and Execution of Liturgies
    32:32 - Ensuring Reverent, Meaningful, and Inclusive Sacraments
    38:28 - Advice for Parish Leaders

    • 44 min
    Episode 54-Engaging Empowering Volunteers

    Episode 54-Engaging Empowering Volunteers

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    Summary
    Joseph, the minister coordinator at Church of the Nativity, discusses his role in recruiting and training ministers for NextGen. He emphasizes the importance of creating an environment where ministers feel their service is serving Christ and removing roadblocks to serving. 
    Joseph shares his approach to recruiting, training, and empowering volunteer leaders, including the use of a tier structure and developing relationships. He also highlights the significance of saying and knowing people's names, providing clear positions and expectations, and following up with potential ministers. 
    Joseph emphasizes the importance of maintaining cohesiveness through communication, prayer, and keeping the why in focus. In this conversation, Joseph shares insights on training and developing volunteer leaders, overcoming challenges, and effective communication within a ministry. 
    He emphasizes the importance of pouring into people, leading by example, and creating a culture of trust and support. Joseph also highlights the power of prayer and being specific in prayer requests. 
    He recommends resources such as the Rebuilt Podcast and the Next Gen Rebuilt course for building up volunteer ministers. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of conveying emotion in email communication.
     
    Takeaways
    Create an environment where ministers feel their service is serving Christ
    Remove roadblocks to serving
    Develop relationships with potential ministers
    Say and know people's names
    Provide clear positions and expectations
    Follow up with potential ministers
    Maintain cohesiveness through communication and prayer
    Keep the why in focus Pouring into people and leading by example are crucial for training and developing volunteer leaders.
    Creating a culture of trust and support is essential for the success of a ministry.
    Being specific in prayer requests can help build trust and confidence in God's provision.
    Effective communication involves getting the message across and receiving a response.
    Multifaceted communication is necessary as different age groups respond differently.
    Resources such as the Rebuilt Podcast and the Next Gen Rebuilt course can provide valuable insights and guidance for building up volunteer ministers.
    Conveying emotion in email communication can help to effectively communicate and connect with recipients.
     
    Chapters
    00:00 - Introduction and Role of Minister Coordinator
    08:13 - The Power of Saying and Knowing Names
    16:27 - Keeping the Why in Focus
    33:37 - Effective Communication
    41:49 - Building Up Volunteer Ministers

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

DMakela ,

Lit up for the Lord!

Episode 43 with Brian Rogers lit me up!

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Great org, great podcast

Love listening to at my desk and on my commute! Great advice and motivator for work and I need the info for my parish job!

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