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Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline and eventually end. But I believe God’s plan for our churches is that they grow in maturity towards a peak of sustained health. How can you avoid getting stuck in one of these phases and succeed in experiencing sustained health?
Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline and eventually end. But I believe God’s plan for our churches is that they grow in maturity towards a peak of sustained health. How can you avoid getting stuck in one of these phases and succeed in experiencing sustained health?
10 Nov 2020

Understanding the 7 Phases of a Church’s Life Cycle | The Unstuck Church

Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline and eventually end. But I believe God’s plan for our churches is that they…

Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that the largest financial investment most churches make is on people, specifically the church staff. Let me do my best to address some of the common questions we receive on this topic.
Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that the largest financial investment most churches make is on people, specifically the church staff. Let me do my best to address some of the common questions we receive on this topic.
05 Nov 2020

The Money Series: How Much Should Churches Spend on Their Staff?

Ministry is all about people reaching people and disciples making disciples. Because of that, it should be no surprise that…

In a previous article, I described what the data is telling us about the differences between declining and growing churches when it comes to ministry reach. Today, I’ll focus on ministry connections. Here I mean some of the next steps we’re tracking in churches that happen after the weekend worship experience.
In a previous article, I described what the data is telling us about the differences between declining and growing churches when it comes to ministry reach. Today, I’ll focus on ministry connections. Here I mean some of the next steps we’re tracking in churches that happen after the weekend worship experience.
07 May 2018

Differences Between Growing & Declining Churches: Ministry Connection

In a previous article, I described what the data is telling us about the differences between declining and growing churches…

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…

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…

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…