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Austin Savage

Austin Savage
Austin is the Managing Director here at 95Network. From Normal, IL, Austin gets that ministry can sometimes feel anything but “normal.” He grew up leading in the small church his dad pastored, and has since served on the launch teams for two church plants. He holds a Communications degree from Moody Bible Institute and is passionate about seeing churches grow healthier and make a difference in their communities. Austin and his wife, Larisa, reside near Peoria, IL.
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Recent Posts

September 26, 2019
As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane returning from a one-day event for pastors our team had the opportunity to host in Greenville, SC. And I’m encouraged. We spent the day with about 50 pastors,...
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September 4, 2019
In our one-day events for pastors, we always start the day with a story from Scripture. You’ve probably preached on it. And you likely know it well. It comes from Ezekiel 37:1-14. (I’ve copied it...
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August 26, 2019
Enjoy this guest post from our friends over at Rozzi and Associates.  They help good leaders become great through effective leadership development, emotional intelligence, and career management...
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August 15, 2019
Enjoy this guest post from our friends over at Fishhook. They help churches spread the word about Jesus through effective communications. Would you say your church uses social media strategically?...
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July 30, 2019
There's one fact we encounter over and over again as we work with churches across the country:  Far too many pastors lead in isolation.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the trenches of ministry and...
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July 23, 2019
Can I be really honest for a moment? Sometimes I feel discouraged. As part of my role here at 95Network, I follow and interact with pastors on social media. I love pastors and I love the ministry to...
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July 9, 2019
As you well know, church growth is a BIG topic, and it’s one that creates a lot of disagreement. The topic of church growth has been used in many unhealthy ways over the years, causing a lot of...
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June 20, 2019
Meet Thayne Sparke, Lead Pastor of Codell Community Church in Codell, Kansas, a town with a TOTAL of 50 people in it. We had the opportunity to sponsor Thayne's church through our Healthy Steps Grant...
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June 11, 2019
I love musical worship. I was 13 years old when I first started leading worship at the church I grew up in. And I can honestly say that it’s the part of any church gathering I’m most passionate...
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June 3, 2019
Want to invest in other pastors throughout your community? For the past year, we've been hosting one-day events for pastors of small and mid-size churches all across the country. We've hosted 13...
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May 13, 2019
Enjoy this guest post from our friends over at Rozzi and Associates.  They help good leaders become great through effective leadership development, emotional intelligence, and career management...
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May 6, 2019
Alright, you’re here. Whether porn is a struggle for you personally or not, this article is going to be very honest. And I hope you’re willing to be honest with yourself about where you’re at....
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April 9, 2019
As Easter quickly approaches and candy collection, chocolate bunnies, and Family Eggstravaganzas fill churches across the country, this can easily become an overwhelming time for church leaders. The...
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March 20, 2019
As we work with small and mid-size churches across the country, we love to share the stories of those we partner with. We recently caught up with Bobby Lewis, Lead Pastor of RiverPoint Church in...
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March 12, 2019
Leading a church is hard work. It’s true. And it’s an understated reality. The expectations for a pastor are often extraordinarily high, the resources available are often extraordinarily low, and the...
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