Leadership & Management

Why Staff Health Is a Blind Spot for Most Lead Pastors | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I’ve found most lead pastors aren’t thinking about staff health on a regular basis. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk with Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson about span of care, healthy pace of life in ministry, and other practical steps to grow a healthy team.

Growing Strategies

6 Indicators of Spiritual Growth – Defining a Simple, Effective Discipleship Path (Part 1)

In the church world we have a measurement problem. Not necessarily with finances or attendance, but with the one thing we’re tasked with doing: making disciples.This raises a fairly important question: What does spiritual progress look like, and how can we help people recognize movement in their own journey? Here are six indicators that someone is growing spiritually…


7 Ways to Help Your Team Believe They Belong

The internal battle to belong isn’t isolated to us, the senior leaders. If we have felt it, most likely everyone in our organization has felt it — or is currently feeling it. And it’s a problem on several fronts.


It’s Not Me, It’s You: Why Communication May Not Be Your REAL Problem

Most organizational communication problems are really something else. Still, when churches sense their message isn’t getting through, they often dive headfirst into changing the technology or the graphics, trying more announcements, redesigning the site, etc. Perhaps you lead at one of those churches. The problem is they are often trying to solve the wrong challenge…


The Leadership Unstuck Podcast: Is Your Church Too Complex?

In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Joe Dobbins, Lead Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center in St. Louis, Missouri about reducing complexity within churches. Churches often get stuck because they are trying to do too much. That’s why it’s crucial to identify and stop programs that are not working. You’ll hear Joe’s story, and Ryan and I talk through a framework for reducing complexity in your own church.