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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…

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…

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.
18 Jul 2017

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…

Does your team spend more time talking about ideas than doing them? Instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it's time to start doing what you say you are going to do. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I discuss why many church teams struggle with follow-through and provide tools and next steps for making ideas happen.
Does your team spend more time talking about ideas than doing them? Instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it's time to start doing what you say you are going to do. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I discuss why many church teams struggle with follow-through and provide tools and next steps for making ideas happen.
11 Jul 2017

Church Staff Teams Don’t Follow Through | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

Does your team spend more time talking about ideas than doing them? Instead of chasing rabbits, maybe it’s time to…

"The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity." How do you recognize mediocrity in your ministry? I asked the team at The Unstuck Group to share some ideas based on what they see in the churches we’ve served...
"The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity." How do you recognize mediocrity in your ministry? I asked the team at The Unstuck Group to share some ideas based on what they see in the churches we’ve served...
07 Jun 2017

12 Ways to Recognize Mediocrity in Your Ministry

“The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.”…

The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I've found most lead pastors aren't thinking about staff health on a regular basis. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk with Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson about span of care, healthy pace of life in ministry, and other practical steps to grow a healthy team.
The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I've found most lead pastors aren't thinking about staff health on a regular basis. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk with Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson about span of care, healthy pace of life in ministry, and other practical steps to grow a healthy team.
21 Feb 2017

Why Staff Health Is a Blind Spot for Most Lead Pastors | The Leadership Unstuck Podcast

The health of a church begins with the health of its team. Unfortunately, I’ve found most lead pastors aren’t thinking…

We had a great experience going to the game; the outcome was just disappointing. It was like the Gators were trying to phone this one in. They didn’t look like themselves. It’s like they didn’t even get off the bus! I don’t mind losing if they leave it all on the field, but they just didn’t play up to their potential. Ever been a part of a team like that? A team that doesn’t play up to their potential? Here are some of the reasons why it happens.
We had a great experience going to the game; the outcome was just disappointing. It was like the Gators were trying to phone this one in. They didn’t look like themselves. It’s like they didn’t even get off the bus! I don’t mind losing if they leave it all on the field, but they just didn’t play up to their potential. Ever been a part of a team like that? A team that doesn’t play up to their potential? Here are some of the reasons why it happens.
30 Nov 2016

Why Teams Don’t Play Up to Their Potential

We had a great experience going to the game; the outcome was just disappointing. It was like the Gators were…

For many churches (and businesses too), their number one expense is their staff. Even if you don't offer benefits or paid vacation, there are a number of other expenses associated with hiring employees. This practical tool can help you calculate the true cost.
For many churches (and businesses too), their number one expense is their staff. Even if you don't offer benefits or paid vacation, there are a number of other expenses associated with hiring employees. This practical tool can help you calculate the true cost.
26 Oct 2016

Calculating the True Cost of Hiring an Employee: A Free Resource

For many churches (and businesses too), their number one expense is their staff. Even if you don’t offer benefits or…

I can’t believe I’m writing this article. I had always assumed that Christ-followers would always model a healthy work ethic, especially if they’re paid to engage ministry. My assumption is challenged, though, by a growing culture of laziness infecting many of our church staff teams.
I can’t believe I’m writing this article. I had always assumed that Christ-followers would always model a healthy work ethic, especially if they’re paid to engage ministry. My assumption is challenged, though, by a growing culture of laziness infecting many of our church staff teams.
13 Sep 2016

Lazy Staff Syndrome

I can’t believe I’m writing this article. I had always assumed that Christ-followers would always model a healthy work ethic,…