Back in the spring, I had the opportunity to facilitate a strategic planning retreat with the leadership team from Sun Valley Community Church. Sun Valley is a church with 6,000 people gathering in five locations in the Phoenix area. Many times, I don’t get the opportunity to see the vision move from the planning charts to reality. But here are 5 thoughts on leadership that came to mind after I heard this update.
Author Tony Morgan
When was the last time your church experienced interruption? Not a baby crying during a sermon or technology glitch during worship — an interruption on your current course. If your church hasn’t experienced an interruption recently, there’s a good chance you need one. Here’s why:
This week I’m a keynote speaker at the Leadership Institute 2017, a United Methodist gathering…
Our natural instinct as leaders is to figure out who is to blame. However, most of the time we do not have a people problem, but a church systems problem.
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?
As a church experiences growth, their weekend experience often does not grow alongside it. However, your weekend experience can be critical to your growth.
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.
Multisite happily ever afters only happen when a healthy, growing church has a strategy for growth to multiple locations.
Going multisite has the potential to be an effective strategy for your church. But how do you know it’s right for you? How can you be sure your church is ready? What can you put in place to make sure the strategy is healthy? In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I cover some of the most common challenges churches face when launching additional campuses and how you can avoid becoming multistuck.
Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. For many years, I have worked with my team to help churches get unstuck. But, I periodically have had the chance to serve businesses as well. And there’s one thing that is consistent with every business I’ve served:
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.