discipleship

There are a few kew indicators that a church has entered Maintenance Phase. One of the most common? Over-programming. I do believe some events can serve a place in the Church, but if they start driving your church instead of a simple strategy,  you will likely start experiencing the pain of complexity creep.
There are a few kew indicators that a church has entered Maintenance Phase. One of the most common? Over-programming. I do believe some events can serve a place in the Church, but if they start driving your church instead of a simple strategy,  you will likely start experiencing the pain of complexity creep.
27 Aug 2018

Why a Jam-Packed Fall Ministry Calendar Might Be a Warning Sign

There are a few kew indicators that a church has entered Maintenance Phase. One of the most common? Over-programming. I…

Teaching is just one way to help people take their next steps toward Christ. But churches have a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of teach-promote-teach-promote: Each next step we invite people to take is another teaching environment. The truth is, keeping people busy learning doesn't help them become more like Christ. In this episode, Amy and I discuss why so many churches get stuck in this all-important area.
Teaching is just one way to help people take their next steps toward Christ. But churches have a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of teach-promote-teach-promote: Each next step we invite people to take is another teaching environment. The truth is, keeping people busy learning doesn't help them become more like Christ. In this episode, Amy and I discuss why so many churches get stuck in this all-important area.
23 Jan 2018

The Discipleship Funnel of Doom | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Teaching is just one way to help people take their next steps toward Christ. But churches have a tendency to…

It’s commonly said that you can tell if a church is insider-focused or outsider-focused by how they make decisions. Do they make decisions based on whom they’re trying to keep or whom they’re trying to reach? Oh, if it were only that simple.
It’s commonly said that you can tell if a church is insider-focused or outsider-focused by how they make decisions. Do they make decisions based on whom they’re trying to keep or whom they’re trying to reach? Oh, if it were only that simple.
03 May 2017

Should Your Church Spend More Energy Keeping or Reaching People?

It’s commonly said that you can tell if a church is insider-focused or outsider-focused by how they make decisions. Do…

While most churches implement a number of systems to help them carry out their mission, assimilation can often get lost in the shuffle. But assimilation, the process through which we build relationships and connections, lays the foundation for a visitor’s meaningful immersion in the church, and subsequently, their intentional discipleship.
While most churches implement a number of systems to help them carry out their mission, assimilation can often get lost in the shuffle. But assimilation, the process through which we build relationships and connections, lays the foundation for a visitor’s meaningful immersion in the church, and subsequently, their intentional discipleship.
19 Apr 2017

Why Your Assimilation Process Is the Foundation to Visitor Retention

While most churches implement a number of systems to help them carry out their mission, assimilation can often get lost…

When churches are small, relationships drive everything. Relationships are the reason people show up to events. But that dynamic is different in large churches. If the goal is to encourage relationships that foster spiritual growth, bigger events actually make it more challenging. So how should large churches define what is a "win" for their events?
When churches are small, relationships drive everything. Relationships are the reason people show up to events. But that dynamic is different in large churches. If the goal is to encourage relationships that foster spiritual growth, bigger events actually make it more challenging. So how should large churches define what is a "win" for their events?
04 Apr 2017

When Large Churches Get Stuck: Prioritizing Relationships Over Events

When churches are small, relationships drive everything. Relationships are the reason people show up to events. But that dynamic is…

If we’re going to build a framework that helps move people toward maturity and Christ-likeness, we’ve got to think clearly about identifying steps where progress can be measured. Can you imagine what would happen in the church if it were to be intentional about moving people through a purposeful pathway? First off, we would need to have one. And secondly, it would need to work. But if those things were true, we could turn the world upside down in a single generation. These 5 questions will help you consider how to improve your discipleship process.
If we’re going to build a framework that helps move people toward maturity and Christ-likeness, we’ve got to think clearly about identifying steps where progress can be measured. Can you imagine what would happen in the church if it were to be intentional about moving people through a purposeful pathway? First off, we would need to have one. And secondly, it would need to work. But if those things were true, we could turn the world upside down in a single generation. These 5 questions will help you consider how to improve your discipleship process.
26 Feb 2017

5 Questions for a Better Discipleship Path – Defining a Simple, Effective Discipleship Process (Part 2)

If we’re going to build a framework that helps move people toward maturity and Christ-likeness, we’ve got to think clearly…