Articles about leading an unstuck church.

10 Weekend “Misses” for Churches That Want to Reach New People

We’re on the ground in more than 100 churches each year, so we start to see the same things again and again. Here is the Top 10 List—the biggest issues with the weekend that we see the most often. Keep in mind, these are only issues for churches that actually want to reach new people!

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How Will You Lead at the Next Level?

coaching networks

To lead an unstuck church, you can’t neglect the gift God has given you. This model of learning, watching and practicing is biblical, and it works. This is why I still offer leadership coaching networks. It’s one of the best ways I’ve found to help equip pastors to lead at the next level.

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Roles a Senior Pastor Can’t Delegate

church structure

The larger a church becomes, the more focused the senior pastor needs to be. Every leader reaches a point where they simply cannot accomplish everything on their own. It’s not necessarily a pride issue, but the result of a need for clarity. Let me try to provide some.

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Show notes from the latest episodes of The Unstuck Church Podcast.


Miscellaneous video interviews and webinars.

Practical Systems for Church Growth: Interview with Rich Birch

church growth

Rich Birch has been in church leadership for over 20 years and after recent conversations with over 200 growing churches, he’s noticed some trends. In our interview, I caught up with Rich and discussed his new book “Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church.”

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Breaking (a big) Attendance Barrier: Free Webinar


All churches will hit growth barriers eventually—even the large ones. Join us for a practical conversation on March 1st about the unique challenges of increasing church attendance—and how to get unstuck.

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AKA my strategic artwork.

Where’s the Staffing Gap on Your Team?

staffing gap

To move from where you are now to where God wants you to be in the future, you need teammates who are different than you. As you’re thinking beyond yourself and the team you are building, let me share some thoughts regarding the four types of people on any team.

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7 Biblical Qualifications of Church Leaders: Where is Your Gap?

biblical principles

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.

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