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There’s no doubt you know how important vision is to leading an effective ministry. But despite casting a great vision, many church leaders fail to experience lasting momentum. Are you struggling to build or keep momentum in any area? You might be held back by one of these 10 reasons:

  1. You haven’t built trust. Trust is built through good character and quality time. Not big vision or even good decisions.
  2. You don’t have a strategy. Your vision is only as strong as your plan to accomplish it.
  3. You have a meeting-focused culture. When the biggest action item is to schedule another meeting, you’re moving too slow. Create a 1:1 meeting-to-decisions ratio.
  4. You haven’t clarified everyone’s role. Getting buy-in does not create action. Clear roles and responsibilities do.
  5. You’re afraid to let people make decisions for you. The more you control, the slower you’ll go.
  6. High-capacity leaders intimidate you. Work hard to not be the smartest person at the table. Then admit it to everyone.
  7. You’re still waiting for God to provide the resources. He just might be waiting for you to ask the right people.
  8. You always have a new idea. An executed good idea is better than any great new idea.
  9. You’re too concerned with Sunday morning. Your preaching is important. But your weekday leadership is more important.
  10. Your vision for the church is really a vision for yourself. A personal desire to become greater will always make your church weaker.

Do any of these reasons resonate with you? What would you add to the list based on your own observations?

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Founder and Lead Strategist of The Unstuck Group. Started in 2009, The Unstuck Group has served 500 churches throughout the United States and several countries around the world. Previously, Tony served on the senior leadership teams of three rapidly growing churches including NewSpring Church in South Carolina. He has five published books including, The Unstuck Church, and, with Amy Anderson, he hosts The Unstuck Church Podcast which has thousands of listeners each month.

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