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Dale Sellers

Dale Sellers
Dale is the Executive Director here at 95Network. He has been in ministry for almost 40 years and is dedicated to helping small and mid-size churches get healthy. Dale has served in nearly every role of church leadership (except Worship Pastor), and has had a wide variety of coaching and consulting experience. He and his wife Gina have been married for 37 years and live in Greenville, SC.
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Recent Posts

October 17, 2019
"We're a small church, so we don't have time to improve." On a recent phone call with a pastor, this is a statement we heard. And we regularly hear a lot of pastors of smaller churches express...
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October 2, 2019
For a multitude of reasons, balancing the demands of ministry while prioritizing your marriage can be so hard. If you're in ministry, you've likely gone through many seasons where you've felt this....
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September 25, 2019
As Jeff Bezos has said, "Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room." Branding is way bigger than your logo. It's how people experience your church, how they are affected by...
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September 19, 2019
Dear Pastor, I hope this letter finds you well.  As you likely know, there is a focus on leadership at the forefront of most church growth initiatives today. As there should be! The value of...
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September 18, 2019
As time goes on, ministry is one of those things that we tend to make more complex than it needs to be. Our number of programs increases. The complexity of organizing those programs increases. And as...
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September 11, 2019
"Your church can change." If there's one theme from this week's conversation that I walked away with, it's this. There is hope for the future. Even if your church is declining. Even if you're not...
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September 4, 2019
If we're honest, discipleship tends to be a buzzword. We say it a lot, but it's hard for us to fully define. (And since we label so many things as "discipleship," it makes it even more difficult to...
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August 28, 2019
There's been a lot of talk in church leadership surrounding the ideas of influence, engagement, attendance, and more. So how should we actually measure success in our church? (Or should we at all?)...
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August 20, 2019
We all want our churches to be healthy, both deep and wide. But what should that look like? What are some characteristics of churches that are effectively reaching their community for Jesus? Join us...
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August 13, 2019
Your mission and vision is the foundation of every single thing you do as a ministry. If you're not clear on who you are and where you're headed, you'll be guided by whatever feels most urgent. This...
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August 7, 2019
There is a prevailing message that I have been sharing for the past year with pastors and churches throughout America. It’s simple and it’s probably not as flashy as you’re hoping it is, but here it...
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August 6, 2019
Social media is a big topic. Especially in a small church, it can often feel overwhelming to figure out how (and find the time) to best utilize this tool to support your church and share your...
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July 31, 2019
We finally launched a podcast! We've been asked for quite some time to start a podcast for leaders in small churches, and we decided it's time to jump in. It's an understatement to say that we're...
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July 1, 2019
EXCERPT: Have you ever felt like your ministry could be so much better if only your spouse would support you more enthusiastically? If so, then let me ask you this question: Would you ever consider...
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May 22, 2019
The following 5 principles come out of my experience in leading a small church. I found that my time was better stewarded as I implemented them into my weekly rhythm. My prayer is that they will help...
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