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Articles by Tony Morgan.

Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline and eventually end. But I believe God’s plan for our churches is that they grow in maturity towards a peak of sustained health. How can you avoid getting stuck in one of these phases and succeed in experiencing sustained health?
21 Jun 2021

Understanding the 7 Phases of a Church’s Life Cycle | The Unstuck Church

Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline and eventually end. But I believe God’s plan for our churches is that they…

As I sat across from this senior leader at his desk, I knew he was overwhelmed because I saw his organizational chart before I walked into his office. Every leader of every ministry in the church reported directly to him, which is not an uncommon structure for small and mid-sized churches. That can work for a season. In my experience, though, when a church grows to 1,000 or more attendance, that structure will begin to buckle. The lead pastor's span of care becomes too large.
22 Apr 2021

When Large Churches Get Stuck: Reducing the Span of Care

As I sat across from this senior leader at his desk, I knew he was overwhelmed because I saw his…

"Do we have to embrace digital ministry?” Behind that question is a deep desire to turn back the clock to February 2020 before COVID disrupted how churches engage their mission. But we can't blame COVID for the questions we're facing today regarding digital ministry strategy.
24 Mar 2021

Do we have to embrace digital ministry? (And 10 other questions you’re probably asking…but wish you weren’t.)

“Do we have to embrace digital ministry?” Behind that question is a deep desire to turn back the clock to…

It’s easier to shape the culture of a team when you focus more on how the team interacts with each other as opposed to having everyone memorize a list of values. Over time, those behaviors will not only shape the culture of your team, they’ll be reflected throughout your church.
27 Jan 2021

What Are You Doing to Shape the Culture of Your Team?

It’s easier to shape the culture of a team when you focus more on how the team interacts with each…

Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that the largest financial investment most churches make is on people, specifically the church staff. Let me do my best to address some of the common questions we receive on this topic.
12 Jan 2021

The Money Series: How Much Should Churches Spend on Their Staff?

Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that…