July 2017

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Churches experience terribly painful moments: scandal, loss, division, family tragedy. These identify just a few of the rough waters that church leaders must traverse. As I work with more and more churches, I'm realizing two things. First, painful moments are unavoidable. No church is immune. And second, a church cannot heal from something it doesn't acknowledge. Responding well in these moments is the difference between getting stuck or moving forward together.
31 Jul 2017

Painful Church Moments: 6 Ways to Begin the Healing Process

Churches experience terribly painful moments: scandal, loss, division, family tragedy. These identify just a few of the rough waters that…

How can you increase generosity? This is a question church leaders across the globe are wrestling with. They want their ministry to grow. They want giving to increase. They want to successfully fund capital campaigns. But they're not quite sure where to start. Unfortunately, this often leads churches to neglect intentionally building generosity.
27 Jul 2017

Beyond Capital Campaigns: Every Aspect of Increasing Generosity You’re Not Thinking About

How can you increase generosity? This is a question church leaders across the globe are wrestling with. They want their…

Is your church all talk and no action? Most teams don't experience a lack of inspiring meetings. Perhaps it's time to buckle down and start following through on your plans. In this episode, I address some of the challenges churches face when executing plans and provide practical next steps for making decisions and taking action.
17 Jul 2017

Church Staff Don’t Follow Through (Part 2) | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

Is your church all talk and no action? Most teams don’t experience a lack of inspiring meetings. Perhaps it’s time…

Does your team spend more time talking about ideas than doing them? Instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it's time to start doing what you say you are going to do. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I discuss why many church teams struggle with follow-through and provide tools and next steps for making ideas happen.
11 Jul 2017

Church Staff Teams Don’t Follow Through | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

Does your team spend more time talking about ideas than doing them? Instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it’s time to…

Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor, has become known as an early innovator in multiple areas of ministry. So, how does succession work in a church with a history of leadership like that? We caught up with Mike and incoming lead pastor Chris Heckaman to get their insights as this church enters a new season.
05 Jul 2017

The Hand-Off: Succession Insights with an Existing Pastor and an Entering Pastor

Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor,…

Culture is constantly changing. As it shifts, churches feel the tug to change. The leadership often knows they need to make some adjustments, but many times they don't follow through because, let's face it, change is hard. But when change is rejected, churches fall behind. Here’s a short list of things churches can do to develop greater agility:
03 Jul 2017

The Agile Church: 5 Ways to Lead Through Change

Culture is constantly changing. As it shifts, churches feel the tug to change. The leadership often knows they need to…