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Multisite growth is exciting and challenging. But this Communications Team was feeling the heat and it began to creep into staff interactions. They were being inundated by requests that were last-minute or lacking coherence. Learn the steps they took to simplify communication and strengthen their team.
Multisite growth is exciting and challenging. But this Communications Team was feeling the heat and it began to creep into staff interactions. They were being inundated by requests that were last-minute or lacking coherence. Learn the steps they took to simplify communication and strengthen their team.
08 Nov 2017

Staff Stress & Communication: One Multisite Church’s Story of Simplifying for a Healthier Team (with Illustrations)

Multisite growth is exciting and challenging. But this Communications Team was feeling the heat and it began to creep into…

Is your church all talk and no action? Most teams don't experience a lack of inspiring meetings. Perhaps it's time to buckle down and start following through on your plans. In this episode, I address some of the challenges churches face when executing plans and provide practical next steps for making decisions and taking action.
Is your church all talk and no action? Most teams don't experience a lack of inspiring meetings. Perhaps it's time to buckle down and start following through on your plans. In this episode, I address some of the challenges churches face when executing plans and provide practical next steps for making decisions and taking action.
17 Jul 2017

Church Staff Don’t Follow Through (Part 2) | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

Is your church all talk and no action? Most teams don’t experience a lack of inspiring meetings. Perhaps it’s time…

Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor, has become known as an early innovator in multiple areas of ministry. So, how does succession work in a church with a history of leadership like that? We caught up with Mike and incoming lead pastor Chris Heckaman to get their insights as this church enters a new season.
Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor, has become known as an early innovator in multiple areas of ministry. So, how does succession work in a church with a history of leadership like that? We caught up with Mike and incoming lead pastor Chris Heckaman to get their insights as this church enters a new season.
05 Jul 2017

The Hand-Off: Succession Insights with an Existing Pastor and an Entering Pastor

Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor,…

Culture is constantly changing. As it shifts, churches feel the tug to change. The leadership often knows they need to make some adjustments, but many times they don't follow through because, let's face it, change is hard. But when change is rejected, churches fall behind. Here’s a short list of things churches can do to develop greater agility:
Culture is constantly changing. As it shifts, churches feel the tug to change. The leadership often knows they need to make some adjustments, but many times they don't follow through because, let's face it, change is hard. But when change is rejected, churches fall behind. Here’s a short list of things churches can do to develop greater agility:
03 Jul 2017

The Agile Church: 5 Ways to Lead Through Change

Culture is constantly changing. As it shifts, churches feel the tug to change. The leadership often knows they need to…

Churches often get stuck when they don't understand how to effectively move through the strategic planning process. In this episode of the Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Ryan Stigile, of The Unstuck Group, and Shayne O'Brien, Lead Pastor of RockPointe Church in Leander, Texas about how to avoid some of the common mistakes churches make in their planning process.
Churches often get stuck when they don't understand how to effectively move through the strategic planning process. In this episode of the Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Ryan Stigile, of The Unstuck Group, and Shayne O'Brien, Lead Pastor of RockPointe Church in Leander, Texas about how to avoid some of the common mistakes churches make in their planning process.
25 Jan 2017

The Leadership Unstuck Podcast: How to Fix Your Church’s Planning Problems

Churches often get stuck when they don’t understand how to effectively move through the strategic planning process. In this episode…

When someone uses their gifts of wisdom and teaching, we’re bound to hear an “Amen.” People will line up to express gratitude for their having brought biblical truth and life application.

When someone uses their gift of prayer, we wait expectantly on God to respond.

When someone uses their gifts of mercy and serving, we’re quick to recognize the selfless act of compassion for others.

When someone uses their gift of evangelism, we celebrate with them when someone hears the Gospel message and accepts Christ.

But when someone uses their gifts of leadership and administration, some people are bound to oppose it.
When someone uses their gifts of wisdom and teaching, we’re bound to hear an “Amen.” People will line up to express gratitude for their having brought biblical truth and life application. When someone uses their gift of prayer, we wait expectantly on God to respond. When someone uses their gifts of mercy and serving, we’re quick to recognize the selfless act of compassion for others. When someone uses their gift of evangelism, we celebrate with them when someone hears the Gospel message and accepts Christ. But when someone uses their gifts of leadership and administration, some people are bound to oppose it.
06 Sep 2016

A Rant About Leadership and Planning

When someone uses their gifts of wisdom and teaching, we’re bound to hear an “Amen.” People will line up to…