Ministry Leadership

Articles to help church leaders get unstuck.

Merging presents a unique opportunity for churches to expand their impact. But they can be complicated. Amy Anderson and I unpack the 10 crucial questions church leaders need to ask before merging with another church.
03 Mar 2021

10 Crucial Questions to Ask if You’re Considering a Church Merger – Episode 183 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Merging presents a unique opportunity for churches to expand their impact. But they can be complicated. Amy Anderson and I…

I am excited to dig into the common concerns and core challenges church leaders face when considering becoming a multisite church. Amy Anderson and I unpack what leaders need to think about when considering becoming a multisite church.
24 Feb 2021

The Future of Multisite Strategy – Episode 182 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

I am excited to dig into the common concerns and core challenges church leaders face when considering becoming a multisite…

So many pastors we’re talking to in this season are asking, “Am I the right leader for our church going forward?” The answer is probably yes, but that doesn’t diminish your feelings of loneliness. In this episode, Tony and Amy dive into how the right coach helps you see what you can’t see, build new muscles and get better at what you do.
16 Sep 2020

Am I the Right Leader? – Episode 160 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

So many pastors we’re talking to in this season are asking, “Am I the right leader for our church going…

This week, we're diving into Life Support phase. This one is no fun to talk about, in general, but we have actually had the privilege to walk with some churches through a turn around of this magnitude and have seen how God can work even when the prospect looks bleak.
02 Sep 2020

Accelerating Change: Life Support Phase – Episode 158 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

This week, we’re diving into Life Support phase. This one is no fun to talk about, in general, but we…

Keep people from leaving. That's the priority focus of churches in the Preservation phase of the typical church lifecycle. In today's episode, we're sharing some specific changes churches in the Preservation phase need to make to make steps towards health in this season.
26 Aug 2020

Accelerating Change: Preservation Phase – Episode 157 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Keep people from leaving. That’s the priority focus of churches in the Preservation phase of the typical church lifecycle. In…

Now that churches are settling into the new normal, my suspicion is that the pandemic will only accelerate what we were already seeing before. Amy and I are starting part 1 of a 3-part conversation about all three of phases on the right side of the lifecycle. And in this episode, we're highlighting how the change we're experiencing affects those in Maintenance Phase.
19 Aug 2020

Accelerating Change: Maintenance Phase – Episode 156 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Now that churches are settling into the new normal, my suspicion is that the pandemic will only accelerate what we…

For all of us leaders, we're dealing with this range of emotions personally, and at the same time, we still have to lead other people through them. We thought revisiting this tool might be timely as you're considering how to lead your teams and your congregations through these seasons of rapid change.
29 Jul 2020

The Change Cycle & How to Lead Your Church (and Yourself) Through It – Episode 153 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

For all of us leaders, we’re dealing with this range of emotions personally, and at the same time, we still…

Even if we take all the precautions and follow the federal and local guidelines, it's going to be a big challenge going forward to get new people to come to our physical locations. So, that begs the question: How will churches reach new people in a digital world?
22 Jul 2020

The Key to Reaching NEW People in a Digital World – Episode 152 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Even if we take all the precautions and follow the federal and local guidelines, it’s going to be a big…