Pruning! 3 Ministry Areas to Tackle | The Unstuck Church Podcast


It’s nobody’s favorite activity—but unstuck churches tackle pruning with courage. Unfocused churches have competing events, programs and ministries that pull them in all different directions. They ignore this biblical principle in practice, while at the same time, they often try to reframe unhealthy decline as pruning. (It’s not the same thing.)

In this episode, Amy and I discuss three areas that both healthy and unhealthy churches need to prune:

In this episode, we’re talking about:

  • The difference between pruning and church decline.

  • 3 areas of ministry you need to prune regularly for the health of the church.

  • How often pruning needs to take place.

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So, we know this topic isn’t something people enjoy. But we just see it so clearly in the churches we serve: The healthy ones prune, and the stuck ones don’t. How does your church approach biblical pruning? Comment on this post or share on social media using the hashtag #unstuckchurch.

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About Author

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

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