Growing Strategies

Every growth engine and priority ministry in your church needs a leader and champion—paid or volunteer. In this episode, Amy and I discuss when to staff ahead for future growth, and how you can put this into practice even with limited finances.
Every growth engine and priority ministry in your church needs a leader and champion—paid or volunteer. In this episode, Amy and I discuss when to staff ahead for future growth, and how you can put this into practice even with limited finances.
19 Apr 2018

Which Comes First: More Staff or More Growth? | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Every growth engine and priority ministry in your church needs a leader and champion—paid or volunteer. In this episode, Amy…

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!
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!
12 Apr 2018

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…

In the second part of this conversation, you'll learn about more church growth barriers: common multisite model missteps and how they set you back, as well as the all too frequent issue of "complexity creep" that can undermine your vision. There is also a candid Q&A time at the end of our talk.
In the second part of this conversation, you'll learn about more church growth barriers: common multisite model missteps and how they set you back, as well as the all too frequent issue of "complexity creep" that can undermine your vision. There is also a candid Q&A time at the end of our talk.
21 Mar 2018

Breaking Barriers: Reaching 2,000 & Beyond (Part 2) | The Unstuck Church Podcast

In the second part of this conversation, you’ll learn about more church growth barriers: common multisite model missteps and how they set…

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.”
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.”
06 Mar 2018

Practical Systems for Church Growth: Interview with Rich Birch

Rich Birch has been in church leadership for over 20 years and after recent conversations with over 200 growing churches,…

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.
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.
14 Nov 2017

Pruning: Biblical Practices that Healthy Businesses Embrace and Stuck Churches Avoid

Though I primarily work with churches, I do have the opportunity from time to time to provide consulting and coaching…

If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
04 Oct 2017

Is Your Church Growing Fast? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people…