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About Tony Morgan

Tony is Chief Strategic Officer at The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, he served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.

Centralized vs. De-Centralized Multisite Models: Which is Best?

When churches experience growth, the multisite conversation often comes up. But that doesn’t mean the next step is always obvious. There are several different strategies for launching campuses.

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By | 2017-12-15T17:09:33+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

7 Frustrating Symptoms of Doing Ministry Without a Strategy

I’ve met lots of church leaders who take pride in the fact that they don’t do strategic planning. They insist they rely solely on God to move. Ironically, not having a plan is the same as having a plan to do nothing. And when you have a plan to do nothing, there are some natural consequences. I’ve written about these consequences for years, and I still see churches operating like this every week.

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By | 2017-12-12T09:38:55+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The 5 Most Common Core Issues Churches Face Today

Whenever our team works with a church on strategic planning, the church pinpoints several “core issues” they believe are the most important things holding them back from being the church God has called them to be. After identifying those areas, they can make plans that will actually move them towards sustained health.

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By | 2017-11-20T11:55:52+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Strategy|1 Comment

What Trends Do We See in Church Health? This Free Report Shares 20

Here at The Unstuck Group, we serve hundreds of churches annually. As part of the Ministry Health Assessment phase of our process, we’ve developed some key metrics to help church leaders get an objective snapshot of the health of their church. Because of that, we’ve had our eye on these metrics for years, and we’ve often shared them with the churches we serve.

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By | 2017-10-31T21:03:41+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

Are Your Staff Satisfied with Their Jobs?

Take a second to really consider: are your staff satisfied in their roles?

As we all know, the power of any team is multiplied when its members are unified. But too often, church staff teams are marked by division and poorly managed conflict. I hope you haven’t experienced it, but there’s a good chance you will at some point.

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By | 2017-10-14T11:54:57+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Staffing|0 Comments

How to Stick to Your Strategic Plan

I have worked with a lot of churches. You name it, I’ve seen it. But, as time goes on, I’ve seen commonalities among teams and situations. In many cases, as we sit down to walk through a strategic plan, I’ve grown to expect a resistance for change. It is by no means unanimous resistance, but more so hesitancy among team members that are passionate about the traditions of the church.

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By | 2017-10-11T10:22:12+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

How to Assess Your Ministry’s Health: This Is How We Approach It.

What steps have you taken lately to invest in the health of your ministry?

We all want healthy churches but, for some reason, taking time for a check-up isn’t on most pastors’ list of priorities.

Helping churches assess their ministry’s health is a big part — a vital part — of what we do. It’s the first step in our 4-Phase Planning Process because we believe you have to gain perspective before you can appropriately plan for the future.

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By | 2017-10-03T23:32:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Consulting|0 Comments

Momentum Growth: 4 Indicators Your Church is Thriving

I love talking about this phase of the church life cycle. It is exciting to experience it as a church leader. Churches can hardly handle the number of new guests, people are making decisions to follow Jesus every week and friends are inviting friends who invite friends.

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By | 2017-09-12T23:55:29+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

10 Advantages of Doing Ministry Without a Ministry Strategy

Many years ago, I visited a town in Arizona called… wait for it… Nothing. You’ve probably not heard of Nothing, Arizona because, well, it’s essentially nothing. Here’s the sign that hangs in the center of the town:

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By | 2017-08-16T00:12:42+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments