September 2017

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His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That's what led John to see stuckness in their future if they didn't dig into the church's health and strategy and take action.
His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That's what led John to see stuckness in their future if they didn't dig into the church's health and strategy and take action.
28 Sep 2017

Leaders See It First: An Interview with Christ Harbor United Methodist Church on Sidestepping Stuckness

His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That’s…

Interestingly, most churches launch in a rented space, so more volunteers are needed to set up and tear down the worship and community spaces each week. Having a strategy for finding, training, and keeping volunteers happy is critical for the success of your church. Here are five key considerations as you begin your portable volunteer strategy.
Interestingly, most churches launch in a rented space, so more volunteers are needed to set up and tear down the worship and community spaces each week. Having a strategy for finding, training, and keeping volunteers happy is critical for the success of your church. Here are five key considerations as you begin your portable volunteer strategy.
27 Sep 2017

5 Keys for Developing Volunteers Who Thrive in Portable Churches

Interestingly, most churches launch in a rented space, so more volunteers are needed to set up and tear down the…

Vision causes excitement. People will rally around "what can be" pretty easily. However, vision has to become more than just words; it must generate something deeper than an emotional moment. When vision casting isn't followed by vision execution, it probably means the the vision is stuck in death valley.
Vision causes excitement. People will rally around "what can be" pretty easily. However, vision has to become more than just words; it must generate something deeper than an emotional moment. When vision casting isn't followed by vision execution, it probably means the the vision is stuck in death valley.
20 Sep 2017

4 Signs Your Vision is in Death Valley

Vision causes excitement. People will rally around “what can be” pretty easily. However, vision has to become more than just words;…

Too many churches move into a community to reach the people who are there and then operate like a fortress to keep the community out. But what are some practical ways we can serve our community? How can we move beyond building a church to building a city?
Too many churches move into a community to reach the people who are there and then operate like a fortress to keep the community out. But what are some practical ways we can serve our community? How can we move beyond building a church to building a city?
12 Sep 2017

Is Your Church Building the City? | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

Too many churches move into a community to reach the people who are there and then operate like a fortress…

I'll be honest: this is one of the hardest topics for me to address. There are times when a church has entered what I call the Life Support season of the church life cycle. In other words, they’re near death. The doors of the church are about ready to close. Take a look at these 4 characteristics so you know the warning signs.
I'll be honest: this is one of the hardest topics for me to address. There are times when a church has entered what I call the Life Support season of the church life cycle. In other words, they’re near death. The doors of the church are about ready to close. Take a look at these 4 characteristics so you know the warning signs.
06 Sep 2017

4 Characteristics of a Church on Life Support | The Unstuck Church

I’ll be honest: this is one of the hardest topics for me to address. There are times when a church…

You have probably heard it said, “A camel is just a horse designed by a committee.”  That is pretty funny once you get up close to a camel and are aware of all its oddities. Some of the churches we work with at The Unstuck Group also have their own oddities, what we refer to as “stuckness,” due in part to their large amount of boards and/or committees.
You have probably heard it said, “A camel is just a horse designed by a committee.”  That is pretty funny once you get up close to a camel and are aware of all its oddities. Some of the churches we work with at The Unstuck Group also have their own oddities, what we refer to as “stuckness,” due in part to their large amount of boards and/or committees.
05 Sep 2017

Why Mid-Size Churches Get Stuck: Committee Overload

You have probably heard it said, “A camel is just a horse designed by a committee.”  That is pretty funny…