Does everyone seem to be an unsolicited advice giver in your church? I mean, how often do you hear, “Can I just give you a small suggestion?” I’m sure everyone means well, but hearing this every week doesn’t do my heart well. After many years of receiving unsolicited suggestions, I’ve decided on a new approach. And it seems to be working.
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Pastor, I believe we are on the cusp of some incredible breakthroughs in the world. God chose you to be one of the builders. We need you more now than ever.
Going multisite has the potential to be an effective strategy for your church. But how do you know it’s right for you? How can you be sure your church is ready? What can you put in place to make sure the strategy is healthy? In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I cover some of the most common challenges churches face when launching additional campuses and how you can avoid becoming multistuck.
Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. For many years, I have worked with my team to help churches get unstuck. But, I periodically have had the chance to serve businesses as well. And there’s one thing that is consistent with every business I’ve served:
Churches experience terribly painful moments: scandal, loss, division, family tragedy. These identify just a few of the rough waters that church leaders must traverse. As I work with more and more churches, I’m realizing two things. First, painful moments are unavoidable. No church is immune. And second, a church cannot heal from something it doesn’t acknowledge. Responding well in these moments is the difference between getting stuck or moving forward together.
Do you feel like your church has hit a growth barrier? Shifting the way you approach leadership and methods can provide a boost to your church’s growth.
Is your church all talk and no action? Most teams don’t experience a lack of inspiring meetings. Perhaps it’s time to buckle down and start following through on your plans. In this episode, I address some of the challenges churches face when executing plans and provide practical next steps for making decisions and taking action.
As a leader, have you ever struggled with a decision? Making decisions is crucial to leading. And that often includes making decisions without clarity. So how do you make great decisions in cloudy conditions?
Does your team spend more time talking about ideas than doing them? Instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it’s time to start doing what you say you are going to do. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I discuss why many church teams struggle with follow-through and provide tools and next steps for making ideas happen.
Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor, has become known as an early innovator in multiple areas of ministry. So, how does succession work in a church with a history of leadership like that? We caught up with Mike and incoming lead pastor Chris Heckaman to get their insights as this church enters a new season.
Culture is constantly changing. As it shifts, churches feel the tug to change. The leadership often knows they need to make some adjustments, but many times they don’t follow through because, let’s face it, change is hard. But when change is rejected, churches fall behind. Here’s a short list of things churches can do to develop greater agility:
We recently asked our consultants the church leadership trends they’ve noticed over the past year. Here are some of their insights: