We recently asked our consultants the church leadership trends they’ve noticed over the past year. Here are some of their insights:
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Pastors who don’t practice sustainable church leadership will eventually burn out of ministry. Here are 5 reasons why you can’t do it all.
Having too few volunteers is one of the most frequent complaints I hear from church leaders. Most of the time, it’s not due to a lack of effort or trying. It’s usually due to taking the wrong approach towards volunteerism in the church.
Does choosing a new shade of paint for the lobby require approvals from three different committees at your church? Maybe it’s time to start asking if your current structure is the best way to make decisions.
It’s easy for people to get excited about small church growth, but when change begins, many leaders aren’t willing to do what it takes to experience growth.
Conventional wisdom tells us that when things get difficult we just need to work harder, work smarter or somehow upgrade the quality of our work. But what do you do when trying harder doesn’t work? It probably means it’s time for you to stop doing the same old thing with more effort, more efficiency, or more quality and to start implementing new strategies. It’s time to try something entirely new.
“The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.” How do you recognize mediocrity in your ministry? I asked the team at The Unstuck Group to share some ideas based on what they see in the churches we’ve served…
Most churches grow, thrive, decline and end, but we believe God’s plan for the unstuck church is that they grow towards a peak of sustained health.
Developing a smart and strategic ministry planning calendar helps us make the right investment in the right ministry at the right time.
Having too few volunteers is one of the most frequent complaints and pressure points I hear from church leaders. Most of the time it’s not due to a lack of effort or trying. It’s usually due to thinking the wrong way about volunteerism in the church.
So you just heard the news that a new church or campus is opening up in your town … how do you respond? If we’re honest, our initial response is typically negative, but this mindset needs to change because competition-thinking is stuck-thinking.