About Gavin Adams

Gavin Adams serves as the Lead Pastor of Woodstock City Church, a campus location of North Point Ministries. He is a Ministry Consultant with The Unstuck Group, and writes to help others make leadership and faith transferable at

How to Make a Guest’s First Sunday Count

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Sure, you have a mission statement for your church.

We do, too. I bet our statements pretty much say the same thing, with only a variation of adjectives and action verbs. After all, God sort of gave us the statement in the first place.

Having a mission statement is obviously important, but ensuring the mission statement comes to life is more important. How we design for that is important. After all, if what’s written on the wall isn’t happening down the hall, then what good is the statement after all?


By |2017-05-24T09:43:06-04:00May 24th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

6 Ways to Craft an Ineffective Sermon

Reading Time: 4 minutes

You have never tried to make your message irrelevant, boring, or incomprehensible. At least I hope not!

But you find yourself preaching while questioning your effectiveness. You walk up to deliver a sermon lacking confidence in your content. You question your ability. Your capacity. Even your calling. You feel your church more tolerates the message than engages in the content.


By |2017-04-11T11:52:42-04:00April 11th, 2017|Misc|0 Comments

Does Your Preaching Connect? One Important Shift You Can Make

Reading Time: 4 minutes

This might be the most important preaching principle I’ve learned.

Before I tell you the lesson, though, let me walk you through my process of discovery:

When I first began preaching, I took an entire manuscript on stage. It was a pastoral security blanket – except not pink and fuzzy. I tried not to read it directly, and in most cases, I was successful. But in my mind, it was good to know it was there… just in case I needed to snuggle.


By |2017-02-21T11:37:11-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Misc|4 Comments