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.
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.
Your church’s vision is to be treasured, fought for, and communicated with passion and clarity. However, there is something that can suffocate the vision given by God in a church leader’s heart – debt. Here’s how you can slay the debt monster:
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.
A church building that clearly communicates its congregation’s story can lift the spirit, increase member engagement, and multiply its reach into the local community. Does your building communicate your story?
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.
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.
Young people are literally using your website to decide whether or not to come to your church. While I recognize there is a growing number of churches who are intentional about their website, I worry that group is the minority. And I can’t emphasize enough how much this matters. Here are 3 things many church websites unintentionally communicate:
Multisite churches have many unique challenges. Yet, one of the most common issues we see in multisite churches is this: multisite communication.