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Growing Strategies fast-growing church
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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:

Growing Strategies unstuck-church-interruption
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When was the last time your church experienced interruption? Not a baby crying during a sermon or technology glitch during worship — an interruption on your current course. If your church hasn’t experienced an interruption recently, there’s a good chance you need one. Here’s why:

Growing Strategies unstuck-church-life-support
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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.

Growing Strategies church-committee-overload
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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.

Growing Strategies unstuck-church-tony-morgan
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A few weeks ago we hosted a private webinar for folks who pre-ordered their copies of The Unstuck Church. The group that participated sent in questions ahead of time, and we thought a few of them might be good ones to answer for blog readers as well. Here were a few of those questions and how we answered them:

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