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Sacramental Whine

Jun 4, 2019

In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing the Reverend Tracy Barnowe.

This episode of Sacramental Whine: An Independent Sacramental Movement podcast is a special episode.  It’s special because my guest is an expert in church growth and she came on the podcast to de-mystify this topic.

Tracy has been an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ since 2012. She has over 20 years of experience in growing organizations, and she has even started a few. After years as a revitalization minister, teaching growth workshops, and consulting with declining churches, she decided to start a website to get this information to more churches that need help fast.  Her website is and she is the author of the book, “Grow Your Church: Overcome the biggest obstacle to church growth and get 85% of your first-time visitors to return.”

Listen to this episode to learn the following:

  • The five lost skills (that cost nothing!) that all churches should master to grow anywhere.
  • The most important factor a newcomer is looking for in a church home.
  • What the emerging church will look like in 50 years and how to let it happen in your church today.
  • The difference between experts, metrics, and evidence-based church growth strategies, and why that is important.


Tracy Barnowe's webpage.

Grow Your Church (on Amazon).

This episode is sponsored in part by Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine.

This Podcast is produced by The Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).