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.
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Articles to help church leaders get unstuck.
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.
Our culture still embraces Christmas. Churches decorate, plan and hold extra services. But are we really connecting with the people who only come to church during the most wonderful time of the year? In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I review “the wins” every church can experience during the Christmas season.
It’s a simple fact: Before people become Christ followers, they are consumers. Do our sacred spaces create a barrier to sharing the gospel? In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I discuss what churches could learn from Marriott about serving people through your church facilities.
Did you earn an A in Pastor Math Class? Ok, so that’s not be a real seminary course, but every pastor we meet knows the material. Whether you lean towards measuring everything, or eschewing numbers in favor of stories, there is one number you simply cannot ignore — and it’s probably not what you think.
In the weeds. That’s where many senior pastors live. It’s not usually a pride issue — more a question of role clarity. In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy Anderson and I discuss the three roles only the senior pastor can do for a church, and why you should give yourself permission to delegate everything else.
Many churches have figured out how to gather a crowd of people for worship on Sunday but helping them take next steps toward Christ is a whole different challenge. So how can you equip disciples to make other disciples?
People often confuse power and leadership. I get it, but it is extremely important to note that they are not the same thing. Here’s what sets them apart:
The average age of the congregation was 62 years old. The budget had been red for a while; the church was only a few years away from being cashless. They were on life support. The elders knew it, and that’s why they called The Unstuck Group. But their leadership model didn’t allow them to make changes for growth…
Why are the majority of small churches in America congregationally-led instead of being led by pastors and ministry staff? Here’s a short history lesson and some thoughts on if congregationally-led churches can experience sustained health.
Back in the spring, I had the opportunity to facilitate a strategic planning retreat with the leadership team from Sun Valley Community Church. Sun Valley is a church with 6,000 people gathering in five locations in the Phoenix area. Many times, I don’t get the opportunity to see the vision move from the planning charts to reality. But here are 5 thoughts on leadership that came to mind after I heard this update.