Churches

Though I primarily work with churches, I do have the opportunity from time to time to provide consulting and coaching to business leaders. It struck me recently that the healthy businesses I serve practice many Biblical principles. At the same time, many stuck churches I engage with are unwilling to embrace these same Biblical principles.
Though I primarily work with churches, I do have the opportunity from time to time to provide consulting and coaching to business leaders. It struck me recently that the healthy businesses I serve practice many Biblical principles. At the same time, many stuck churches I engage with are unwilling to embrace these same Biblical principles.
14 Nov 2017

Pruning: Biblical Practices that Healthy Businesses Embrace and Stuck Churches Avoid

Though I primarily work with churches, I do have the opportunity from time to time to provide consulting and coaching…

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.
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.
10 Oct 2017

Casting Vision for the Next Chapter: Sun Valley Community Church

Back in the spring, I had the opportunity to facilitate a strategic planning retreat with the leadership team from Sun…

His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That's what led John to see stuckness in their future if they didn't dig into the church's health and strategy and take action.
His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That's what led John to see stuckness in their future if they didn't dig into the church's health and strategy and take action.
28 Sep 2017

Leaders See It First: An Interview with Christ Harbor United Methodist Church on Sidestepping Stuckness

His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That’s…

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…

As the number of churches engaging in a multisite strategy continues to grow, so do the number of botched campus launches. I’m not trying to be negative. I’ve just seen this strategy go wrong a lot of times. Sometimes it goes wrong because the church leaders dreaming about it are building their foundation on some serious misconceptions about multisite. But sometimes churches with a great strategy and all the right reasons to go multisite still get stuck. What steps can you take to avoid getting stuck on your multisite journey?
As the number of churches engaging in a multisite strategy continues to grow, so do the number of botched campus launches. I’m not trying to be negative. I’ve just seen this strategy go wrong a lot of times. Sometimes it goes wrong because the church leaders dreaming about it are building their foundation on some serious misconceptions about multisite. But sometimes churches with a great strategy and all the right reasons to go multisite still get stuck. What steps can you take to avoid getting stuck on your multisite journey?
01 Mar 2017

#Multistuck: 4 Mistakes Churches Make When Launching a Campus

As the number of churches engaging in a multisite strategy continues to grow, so do the number of botched campus…

Every pastor feels the pressure to preach great messages – not just true, but captivating and helpful content presented in an engaging way. But the most common question I’ve recently received revolves around the number of times in a calendar year a typical Senior Pastor should preach. Find out how to determine the answer to that question for your church.
Every pastor feels the pressure to preach great messages – not just true, but captivating and helpful content presented in an engaging way. But the most common question I’ve recently received revolves around the number of times in a calendar year a typical Senior Pastor should preach. Find out how to determine the answer to that question for your church.
28 Feb 2017

Stop Preaching Every Week! 4 Ways You Can Create Margin

Every pastor feels the pressure to preach great messages – not just true, but captivating and helpful content presented in…