Leadership & Management

Articles to help church leaders get unstuck.

The research showed it: Only 4% of growing churches are multiplying/reproducing churches. Why is that? All churches have leadership potential sitting in their services but a culture of discipling leaders is often missing.
The research showed it: Only 4% of growing churches are multiplying/reproducing churches. Why is that? All churches have leadership potential sitting in their services but a culture of discipling leaders is often missing.
16 May 2018

5 Practices to Multiply Leaders in the Church | The Unstuck Church Podcast Episode 41

The research showed it: Only 4% of growing churches are multiplying/reproducing churches. Why is that? All churches have leadership potential sitting…

What if Andy Stanley were your boss? How would you handle that, really? When we sit lower on the org chart than a great leader—but equally true when we serve under a not-so-great leader—it's easy to feel stuck on the sidelines waiting to be given more authority.
What if Andy Stanley were your boss? How would you handle that, really? When we sit lower on the org chart than a great leader—but equally true when we serve under a not-so-great leader—it's easy to feel stuck on the sidelines waiting to be given more authority.
09 May 2018

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge | The Unstuck Church Podcast Episode 40

What if Andy Stanley were your boss? How would you handle that, really? When we sit lower on the org…

At any given time, there are close to 100 different churches that are considering working with The Unstuck Group. As our name implies, the churches that contact us have a sense that they are “stuck” in some way. I can sense in some of these early conversations, though, that some of the churches aren’t stuck enough.
At any given time, there are close to 100 different churches that are considering working with The Unstuck Group. As our name implies, the churches that contact us have a sense that they are “stuck” in some way. I can sense in some of these early conversations, though, that some of the churches aren’t stuck enough.
16 Jan 2018

No Pain, No Change—and 6 More Reasons Why Your Church Won’t Change

At any given time, there are close to 100 different churches that are considering working with The Unstuck Group. As…

It's nobody's favorite activity—but unstuck churches tackle pruning with courage. Unfocused churches have competing events, programs and ministries that pull them in all different directions. In this episode, Amy and I discuss three areas that both healthy and unhealthy churches need to prune.
It's nobody's favorite activity—but unstuck churches tackle pruning with courage. Unfocused churches have competing events, programs and ministries that pull them in all different directions. In this episode, Amy and I discuss three areas that both healthy and unhealthy churches need to prune.
28 Dec 2017

Pruning: 3 Ministry Areas to Tackle | The Unstuck Church Podcast

It’s nobody’s favorite activity—but unstuck churches tackle pruning with courage. Unfocused churches have competing events, programs and ministries that pull…

Lots of organizations are bad at meetings, but churches are near the top of the list of worst offenders. In this episode, Amy and I share principles for meetings that work (aka: meetings that don't waste time and money and actually help the organization create positive action), and a quick formula to self-assess your organization's meeting track record.
Lots of organizations are bad at meetings, but churches are near the top of the list of worst offenders. In this episode, Amy and I share principles for meetings that work (aka: meetings that don't waste time and money and actually help the organization create positive action), and a quick formula to self-assess your organization's meeting track record.
18 Dec 2017

Bad Meetings: Why They’re Bad & How to Make Them Better | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Lots of organizations are bad at meetings, but churches are near the top of the list of worst offenders. In this…

We help churches wrestle with several common core issues, but Biblical leadership development always seems to be near the top of the list. Leadership development takes time. And we need to be more intentional about identifying potential leaders and then investing time relationally to close the gaps.
We help churches wrestle with several common core issues, but Biblical leadership development always seems to be near the top of the list. Leadership development takes time. And we need to be more intentional about identifying potential leaders and then investing time relationally to close the gaps.
12 Dec 2017

7 Biblical Qualifications of Church Leaders: Where is Your Gap?

We help churches wrestle with several common core issues, but Biblical leadership development always seems to be near the top…