The Unchurching Podcast

Right now millions of believers are leaving the organized church, without abandoning their faith. Join Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity, and his good friend, Gunnar Falk, as they discuss real life experiences in genuine spiritual community, outside the box.
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Feb 26, 2018

In season 1, episode 44, we interviewed Amy Orban about her new house church. Now that her church community is a year old, we wanted to check in again. To hear our first interview with Amy, click here:

Also, to check out the new Unchurching Patreon page, click here:

Feb 11, 2018

After an unplanned hiatus, The Unchurching Podcast is back for a second season! In this episode, Richard and Gunnar bring everyone up to speed on what happened during the break, and share some plans for the upcoming year. Below are the links for some of the things mentioned in this episode.

The Unchurching online comic book:

The Unchurching forum hosted at GCC in Grafton Ohio:

The conference in Sacramento where Richard will be speaking:

Also, it’s worth mentioning there's now an Unchurching Patreon page for listeners who want to help support The Unchurching Podcast, the various Unchurching media projects and meetup events.

It only costs as little as $2 a month to sing up and you’ll get access to a lot of cool exclusive content. Please check it out! Here’s the link:

Sep 20, 2017

In this episode, we listen to a discussion between two previous guests of the show, Henry Hon and Temidayo Adeyemo, as they differentiate between a “church” and an “ekklesia”.

You can check out more episodes of Henry’s podcast, One Body Life, on iTunes, or listen online here:

Sep 8, 2017

In this episode of The Unchurching Podcast, we share an episode of The Church of the Heart Podcast by Dan Mayhew.

You can find Dan’s podcast online here:

Or on iTunes here:

Sep 8, 2017

The Kickstarter campaign for my new comic book, Why Christians Don't Need to Go to Church, ends Monday. And this may be your only chance to get printed copies, so check it out!

For more info, visit the Kickstarter page here:

Aug 25, 2017

Richard addresses five misconceptions he's encountered about his book, Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity.

To learn more about unchurching, please go to:

To learn more about the Unchurching Comic Book, please go to:

To check out the book, Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity, please go to:

Aug 24, 2017

Make sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign for the Unchurching comic book project here:

Aug 14, 2017

In this special one year anniversary episode, Richard and Gunnar reflect on the previous year, and look forward to some big things in the coming year.


To find out more about the Kickstarter mentioned in this episode, visit:

Aug 5, 2017

Richard and Gunnar interview Richard’s cousin, Angela Burns, about her childhood experience with the Jesus Movement, as well as her amazing music.

Make sure to check out Angela’s worship album, Deeper Than the Blue: 

As well as her singer / songwriter album, Arbitrary Mind: 

You can also keep up with Angela on Facebook:

Jul 29, 2017

In this episode, Keith Giles returns to the show to share some amazing stories from his house church’s motel ministry, and some insights about where they’re headed next.

Jul 20, 2017

In this episode, Richard talks with Jason and Alex from Not Your Pastor’s Podcast, to find out how a year of podcasting has reshaped their concept of church and ministry.

To check out the two-part interview they did with Richard on their podcast, see the links below.

Unchurching with Author Richard Jacobson, Part 1:

Unchurching with Author Richard Jacobson, Part 2:

Jul 5, 2017

In this episode, Richard breaks from the normal format, and teaches about experiencing a deeper revelation of Christ through other believers. As examples, he looks at unique revelations that were imparted to Paul, Peter, and John.

Jun 29, 2017

Here’s part two of our interview with Henry Hon, author of One: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House. You can find Henry’s book on Amazon, here:

Also, make sure to check out the One Body Life website here:

To hear Henry’s previous conversation with Richard, on the One Body Life podcast, you can listen through SoundCloud:

Or iTunes:

Jun 22, 2017

In this episode, Richard talks to Steve Simms and Keith Giles about their upcoming Unconference Nashville event. This is the followup to Episode 43: Getting Together, which you can listen to here:

Jun 20, 2017

Here’s part one of our interview with Henry Hon, author of One: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House. You can find Henry’s book on Amazon, here:

Also, make sure to check out the One Body Life website here:

To listen to Henry’s previous conversation with Richard, on the One Body Life podcast, you can use SoundCloud:

Or iTunes:

Jun 12, 2017

Check out this fascinating interview with an Unchurching Facebook group member, Amy Orban, who is currently pursuing ordination, while unchurching at the same time.

Jun 5, 2017

After a meetup with some unchurching folks in Charlotte, Richard and Gunnar share a recent call with Keith Giles and Steve Simms, discussing the upcoming Unconference and more. To learn more about the Unconference, click here.

To learn more about Steve Simms, please visit these links:

Beyond Church: The Lost Word Of The Bible - Ekklesia

Episode 8: Can institutions unchurch? Part 1 of 2

Episode 9: Can institutions unchurch? Part 2 of 2

Bonus episode: Steve Simms


To learn more about Keith Giles, please visit these links:

Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb

Episode 25: Crucifying our politics Part 1 of 2

Episode 26: Crucifying our politics Part 2 of 2

May 29, 2017

This week, we talk with Jessica Crichlow, a member of the Unchurching Community on Facebook. She recently made a trip to Nashville and visited Richard and Gunnar’s church community, where God clearly had something special planned for her.

May 22, 2017

Richard and Gunnar interview Forrest Head, Director of North America for Big Life. You can learn more about Big Life here: and take part in the Zume Project by going here:

May 15, 2017

After hearing Jesus Stories Part 1 (the last bonus episode), our good friend Gillian pulled her car off to the side of the road, and recorded this incredibly powerful, unscripted testimony. You do not want to miss this one!

May 8, 2017

One popular analogy for the journey out of the organized church is the Israelites' journey out of Egypt. Richard and Gunnar deconstruct that analogy, and uncover some implications that often go overlooked.

May 1, 2017

Finally, Richard and Gunnar tackle the number one recurring question they receive from listeners.

Apr 24, 2017

In this episode, you'll hear a wide variety of personal stories from various listeners of The Unchurching Podcast. If have a story you would like to share on the show, please go to for more info.

Apr 24, 2017

In this episode, Richard and Gunnar tackle a few more questions from members of the Unchurching Facebook group.

Apr 17, 2017

A few months ago, we tackled some big myths about pastors. That episode was so popular, and we got so many followup questions, we decided to make a sequel, tackling some more myths about this imaginary church position.

If you haven’t heard it yet, make sure to check out the previous episode, Senior pastor myths, here:

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