In my latest book, The Unstuck Church, I unpack each phase of the typical church lifecycle and offer specific and strategic next steps a church can take to find its way to sustained health.get the book
A lot of pastors are telling me they feel overwhelmed by rapid change and the number of decisions that need to be made. My guess is you feel this way too. My team and I will help you grow your church’s impact as you grow the effectiveness of your own leadership.get a leadership coach
As I sat across from this senior leader at his desk, I knew he was overwhelmed because I saw his organizational chart before I walked into his office. Every leader of every ministry in the church reported directly to him, which is not an uncommon structure for small and mid-sized churches. That can work for a season. In my experience, though, when a church grows to 1,000 or more attendance, that structure will begin to buckle. The lead pastor’s span of care becomes too large.
You would think churches would be the most aligned organizations in the world because we all share this clear mission (go and make disciples of all the nations). But what we find time and time again is that lack of alignment is one of the reasons why many churches get stuck. If churches want to be healthy and grow, it’s essential to get alignment as a team.