Growing Strategies

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…

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:
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:
02 Oct 2017

Pardon the Interruption: Your Church Needs It

When was the last time your church experienced interruption? Not a baby crying during a sermon or technology glitch during…

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.
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.
06 Sep 2017

4 Characteristics of a Church on Life Support | The Unstuck Church

I’ll be honest: this is one of the hardest topics for me to address. There are times when a church…

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.
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.
05 Sep 2017

Why Mid-Size Churches Get Stuck: Committee Overload

You have probably heard it said, “A camel is just a horse designed by a committee.”  That is pretty funny…