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About Rich

Thanks so much for dropping by unSeminary … I hope that your able to find some resources that help you lead your church better in the coming days!

I’ve been involved in church leadership for over 15 years. Early on I had the privilege of leading in one of the very first multisite churches in North America. I led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 4,000 people in 6 locations. (Today they are 13 locations with somewhere over 5,000 people attending.) In addition, I served on the leadership team of Connexus Community Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner.

I currently serve as Operations Pastor at Liquid Church in the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey.
I have a dual vocational background that uniquely positions me for serving churches to multiply impact. While in the marketplace, I founded a dot-com with two partners in the late 90’s that worked to increase value for media firms and internet service providers.

I speak at conferences like Orange, WFX and various regional multisite church events. I’m a featured writer on Auxano’s Vision Room, ChurchLeaders.com and MinistryBriefing.

I’m married to Christine and we live in Scotch Plains, NJ with our two kids and one dog.

twitter / skype / facebook: richbirch

So this is a place to collect some thoughts about local church and doin’ stuff right in local church. I really am not a “know it all” or “expert” but really just somebody who has made a lot of mistakes in leadership and is attempting to pass along some learning so you don’t have to pay the “stooopid tax”.

“. . . helped us get the big picture and then got dirty in the details of making it happen.” - Bruxy Cavey, Teaching Pastor, The Meeting House

“ . . . ‘get-it’ factor on the kind of church we’re trying to become . . . has customized his approach to be tailor made to our setting. We’re so grateful for his investment in helping us expand our Kingdom-building capacity.” - Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor, Southridge Community Church

“ . . . I LOVE Rich’s experience-driven insight and people-focused approach . . . couldn’t be a better fit for us as we seek advice and feedback in accomplishing what we feel God is putting before us.” - Mike Leahy, Executive Director, Liquid Church

“… you have helped me bridge the gap between careful, strategic, logistical leadership and passionate love for Jesus and the people His forming.” -Greg Hill, Executive Pastor, Living Faith Church

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