Lots of organizations are bad at meetings, but churches are near the top of the list of worst offenders. In this episode, Amy and I share principles for meetings that work (aka: meetings that don’t waste time and money and actually help the organization create positive action), and a quick formula to self-assess your organization’s meeting track record.
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We help churches wrestle with several common core issues, but Biblical leadership development always seems to be near the top of the list. Leadership development takes time. And we need to be more intentional about identifying potential leaders and then investing time relationally to close the gaps.
Church revitalization is a big focus of many mainline denominations right now. In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I share four shifts your church can make now to lead it towards growth and health in the future.
I’ve been writing about common biblical principles that I see healthy businesses practice and stuck churches tend to avoid. This is important.
We’re seeing a new trend: Churches that were one church in multiple locations are shifting to become multiple churches in multiple locations. In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I discuss this un-multisiting trend, and what it means for leaders of multisite churches.
Our culture still embraces Christmas. Churches decorate, plan and hold extra services. But are we really connecting with the people who only come to church during the most wonderful time of the year? In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I review “the wins” every church can experience during the Christmas season.
Seeking Counsel & Empowering Others: More Biblical Practices That Businesses Embrace and Stuck Churches Avoid
I recently shared how pruning is the most common biblical practice that I see businesses practice but stuck churches tend to avoid. Today, I want to share a few more of those practices.
It’s a simple fact: Before people become Christ followers, they are consumers. Do our sacred spaces create a barrier to sharing the gospel? In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I discuss what churches could learn from Marriott about serving people through your church facilities.
You prepare and invite with people in mind. How do you respond when they don’t come? Hopefully like Jesus does. This is a parable, about a parable, about the Kingdom.
Though I primarily work with churches, I do have the opportunity from time to time to provide consulting and coaching to business leaders. It struck me recently that the healthy businesses I serve practice many Biblical principles. At the same time, many stuck churches I engage with are unwilling to embrace these same Biblical principles.
Did you earn an A in Pastor Math Class? Ok, so that’s not be a real seminary course, but every pastor we meet knows the material. Whether you lean towards measuring everything, or eschewing numbers in favor of stories, there is one number you simply cannot ignore — and it’s probably not what you think.
In the weeds. That’s where many senior pastors live. It’s not usually a pride issue — more a question of role clarity. In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy Anderson and I discuss the three roles only the senior pastor can do for a church, and why you should give yourself permission to delegate everything else.