June 4, 2016 Tony Morgan

The Not So United Methodist and other top posts from May

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We had some energizing conversations about church leadership in May on TonyMorganLive.com. These were the topics that got things going, in case you missed out:

1) The Not So United Methodist Church

There are several significant systemic problems within the denomination that create barriers for churches to experience health and growth. From my perspective working with Methodist churches across the country, here are a handful of those broken systems.

2) Churches Need to Close the Women in Leadership Gap

Of the churches we surveyed in our research on church staffing last year, 41% still do not have any women on their senior leadership teams. Here are a few reasons why I think churches need to be more proactive on this issue.

3) The 4 Phase Planning Process for Church Leaders

Few churches have a great planning process. Most don’t even have a good planning process, if they have a process at all. Wise planning should always include these four elements.

4) 3 Questions Church Leaders Should Be Asking About Women in Leadership

Do you have a culture that includes and raises up the women on your staff to lead, or is your culture somewhat exclusive of women? Here are three questions that might help you answer that question.

5) 3 Secrets of an Effective Church Staff Structure

I recently teamed up with Vanderbloemen Search Group on a webinar to equip church leaders to build healthier, more effective leadership structures. Watch the replay on-demand.

6) Empowering Women Leaders: An Interview with John Ortberg

I caught up with John Ortberg, senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, to add his thoughts to the discussion on women in church leadership.

7) 3 Ways to Maximize Your Church’s Values

As important as it is to define your core values, if the members of your church are not clear about them, those values are worth little more than the paper they are printed on. Consider these three powerful yet simple strategies from for instilling your church’s core values.

8) Staff Meetings Unstuck: Building a Healthy Church Culture with Team Values

This free download includes an article, discussion guide and a whiteboard exercise you can draw to lead your staff through an actionable conversation about the importance of defining your team values.

9) 7 Steps to Successfully Launch a Church Rebrand

One of the things we’ve found is that teams can get so focused on the creative product, that they miss seeing it as a pastoral opportunity. These seven steps are important things to consider when launching your church’s rebrand.

10) Future Church: Leaning Into the Digital Disruption

What will digital disruption look like in the Church? It’s going to be hard to predict. (That’s what makes it a “disruption.”) But you can get a sense by paying attention to digital trends in business, other non-profits, and new church plants. Here are a few trends I’m seeing.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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