church lifecycle

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.
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.
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.
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…

You can't make ministry plans that lead towards ongoing growth and health if you don't understand your starting point. So, in this last episode of our ministry planning series, we dig into some knowledge that blows up assumptions and help you make ministry plans that actually lead towards ministry health.
You can't make ministry plans that lead towards ongoing growth and health if you don't understand your starting point. So, in this last episode of our ministry planning series, we dig into some knowledge that blows up assumptions and help you make ministry plans that actually lead towards ministry health.
15 Jan 2020

Planning for Sustained Church Health and Growth – Episode 128 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

You can’t make ministry plans that lead towards ongoing growth and health if you don’t understand your starting point. So,…

When was the last time your church experienced interruption? Not a baby crying during a sermon or technology glitch during worship -- an interruption on your current course. If your church hasn’t experienced an interruption recently, there’s a good chance you need one. Here's why:
When was the last time your church experienced interruption? Not a baby crying during a sermon or technology glitch during worship -- an interruption on your current course. If your church hasn’t experienced an interruption recently, there’s a good chance you need one. Here's why:
02 Oct 2017

Pardon the Interruption: Your Church Needs It

When was the last time your church experienced interruption? Not a baby crying during a sermon or technology glitch during…

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 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:
02 Aug 2017

Reaching Sustained Health: What Churches Can Learn From Businesses

Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. For many years, I have worked with my team to help…

There are 7 stages in a typical church's life cycle that range from the hopeful, optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I unpack each phase of the church lifecycle, and offer specific and strategic next steps you can take to find your way to sustained health ... and finally become unstuck.
There are 7 stages in a typical church's life cycle that range from the hopeful, optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I unpack each phase of the church lifecycle, and offer specific and strategic next steps you can take to find your way to sustained health ... and finally become unstuck.
18 May 2017

7 Phases in the Life of a Church | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

There are 7 stages in a typical church’s life cycle that range from the hopeful, optimistic days of launch, to…