June 2017

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A few weeks ago we hosted a private webinar for folks who pre-ordered their copies of The Unstuck Church. The group that participated sent in questions ahead of time, and we thought a few of them might be good ones to answer for blog readers as well. Here were a few of those questions and how we answered them:
A few weeks ago we hosted a private webinar for folks who pre-ordered their copies of The Unstuck Church. The group that participated sent in questions ahead of time, and we thought a few of them might be good ones to answer for blog readers as well. Here were a few of those questions and how we answered them:
29 Jun 2017

The Unstuck Church: Reader Questions Answered

A few weeks ago we hosted a private webinar for folks who pre-ordered their copies of The Unstuck Church. The…

Most pastors of small churches want to reach and impact more people over time. Adding a second service at the right time and for the right reasons can help them in that effort. However, church leaders and congregants in smaller congregations often raise passionate objections whenever this topic is considered.
Most pastors of small churches want to reach and impact more people over time. Adding a second service at the right time and for the right reasons can help them in that effort. However, church leaders and congregants in smaller congregations often raise passionate objections whenever this topic is considered.
21 Jun 2017

Why Small Churches Get Stuck: They’re Unwilling to Move to Two Services

Most pastors of small churches want to reach and impact more people over time. Adding a second service at the…

Candidly evaluating whether you have the right people on the bus and in the right seat of the bus and doing the right activities is difficult for someone on the inside of an organization to do. Here are the top 3 weaknesses that repeatedly surface when The Unstuck Group analyzes staffing & structure in churches (and each of these are usually a surprise to the senior leadership).
Candidly evaluating whether you have the right people on the bus and in the right seat of the bus and doing the right activities is difficult for someone on the inside of an organization to do. Here are the top 3 weaknesses that repeatedly surface when The Unstuck Group analyzes staffing & structure in churches (and each of these are usually a surprise to the senior leadership).
20 Jun 2017

Staffing & Structure: 3 Weaknesses Most Churches Unknowingly Experience

Candidly evaluating whether you have the right people on the bus and in the right seat of the bus and…

You’re likely to see fewer faces in the audience over the next few months. Since you can’t rely on your congregation hearing announcements from the stage, communicating with your congregation over the summer can be a bit more challenging. Here are some tips to stay connected even while people are traveling for the summer:
You’re likely to see fewer faces in the audience over the next few months. Since you can’t rely on your congregation hearing announcements from the stage, communicating with your congregation over the summer can be a bit more challenging. Here are some tips to stay connected even while people are traveling for the summer:
14 Jun 2017

How to Stay Connected with Your Congregation During the Summer

You’re likely to see fewer faces in the audience over the next few months. Since you can’t rely on your…

Conventional wisdom tells us that when things get difficult we just need to work harder, work smarter or somehow upgrade the quality of our work. But what do you do when trying harder doesn’t work? It probably means it’s time for you to stop doing the same old thing with more effort, more efficiency, or more quality and to start implementing new strategies. It’s time to try something entirely new.
Conventional wisdom tells us that when things get difficult we just need to work harder, work smarter or somehow upgrade the quality of our work. But what do you do when trying harder doesn’t work? It probably means it’s time for you to stop doing the same old thing with more effort, more efficiency, or more quality and to start implementing new strategies. It’s time to try something entirely new.
08 Jun 2017

Trying Harder Won’t Fix Your Church

Conventional wisdom tells us that when things get difficult we just need to work harder, work smarter or somehow upgrade…

"The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity." How do you recognize mediocrity in your ministry? I asked the team at The Unstuck Group to share some ideas based on what they see in the churches we’ve served...
"The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity." How do you recognize mediocrity in your ministry? I asked the team at The Unstuck Group to share some ideas based on what they see in the churches we’ve served...
07 Jun 2017

12 Ways to Recognize Mediocrity in Your Ministry

“The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.”…