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For many years, the common idea of evangelical church growth was centered around growing bigger. But, this model has been rapidly changing over the last few years with more churches planting new and smaller offshoots. Here are some key thoughts about kick-starting momentum and multisite trends:
For many years, the common idea of evangelical church growth was centered around growing bigger. But, this model has been rapidly changing over the last few years with more churches planting new and smaller offshoots. Here are some key thoughts about kick-starting momentum and multisite trends:
05 Mar 2018

Three Key Thoughts to Kick-Start Momentum

For many years, the common idea of evangelical church growth was centered around growing bigger. But, this model has been…

How do you know when to hire an outside vendor for your church's needs? If you are considering hiring an outside vendor to provide a service of any kind, there are a few simple questions to ask that can greatly reduce that stress and give you confidence as you approach vendors or contractors for project estimates.
How do you know when to hire an outside vendor for your church's needs? If you are considering hiring an outside vendor to provide a service of any kind, there are a few simple questions to ask that can greatly reduce that stress and give you confidence as you approach vendors or contractors for project estimates.
08 Feb 2018

4 Questions to Ask Before You Outsource

How do you know when to hire an outside vendor for your church’s needs? If you are considering hiring an…

Did you earn an A in Pastor Math Class? Ok, so that's not be a real seminary course, but every pastor we meet knows the material. Whether you lean towards measuring everything, or eschewing numbers in favor of stories, there is one number you simply cannot ignore -- and it's probably not what you think.
Did you earn an A in Pastor Math Class? Ok, so that's not be a real seminary course, but every pastor we meet knows the material. Whether you lean towards measuring everything, or eschewing numbers in favor of stories, there is one number you simply cannot ignore -- and it's probably not what you think.
13 Nov 2017

Pastor Math 101 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Did you earn an A in Pastor Math Class? Ok, so that’s not be a real seminary course, but every pastor we…

In the weeds. That's where many senior pastors live. It's not usually a pride issue -- more a question of role clarity. In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy Anderson and I discuss the three roles only the senior pastor can do for a church, and why you should give yourself permission to delegate everything else.
In the weeds. That's where many senior pastors live. It's not usually a pride issue -- more a question of role clarity. In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy Anderson and I discuss the three roles only the senior pastor can do for a church, and why you should give yourself permission to delegate everything else.
07 Nov 2017

3 Roles a Senior Pastor Can’t Delegate | The Unstuck Church Podcast

In the weeds. That’s where many senior pastors live. It’s not usually a pride issue — more a question of…

The average age of the congregation was 62 years old. The budget had been red for a while; the church was only a few years away from being cashless. They were on life support. The elders knew it, and that’s why they called The Unstuck Group. But their leadership model didn't allow them to make changes for growth...
The average age of the congregation was 62 years old. The budget had been red for a while; the church was only a few years away from being cashless. They were on life support. The elders knew it, and that’s why they called The Unstuck Group. But their leadership model didn't allow them to make changes for growth...
17 Oct 2017

The Church That Voted for a Slow Death

The average age of the congregation was 62 years old. The budget had been red for a while; the church…

If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
04 Oct 2017

Is Your Church Growing Fast? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people…

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…