About Paul Alexander

Paul is a Ministry Consultant with The Unstuck Group. Paul has more than 20 years experience serving in the local church, the last 15 of which have been on the Sr. Leadership Teams of some of the nation’s leading mega-churches. Currently, Paul is serving as the Executive Pastor at Sun Valley Community Church, a large multi-site church located in the Phoenix area.

Church Merger Deal Breakers

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10 Areas of Ministry to Get on the Same Page Before You Merge

Church mergers are becoming more commonplace, and for a lot of reasons it’s a movement that I believe we’ll see more of in the future. In fact Sun Valley Community Church, the church I have the pleasure of serving at, has experienced beginning two new campuses through mergers in the last couple of years.

There are a lot of things that can go right…and wrong…in a church merger. But if your church is considering a merger in the future make sure the Senior Leadership Teams from both churches consider and discuss the following 10 potential deal breakers, and get on the same page before bringing the idea to your individual churches.


By |2020-06-23T14:48:40-04:00January 2nd, 2020|Strategy|0 Comments

6 Keys to Motivating Millennial Leaders

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If you have any millennials on your church staff, you know that they’re different. And while many traditional church leaders are quick to equate a different approach with a wrong approach, wise leaders know that different just means, well, different. In fact, different could even mean better.


By |2018-04-27T15:27:56-04:00March 28th, 2018|Leadership|1 Comment

8 Red Flags for Ministry Staff Recruiting

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As staff recruiting in the ministry world continues to evolve and become more competitive and sophisticated, churches and recruiting firms have developed a keen sense of red flags during the recruiting process that help indicate whether a candidate is a good fit for your church or not. Those red flags may be a bit different from church to church, but there are many red flags that are fairly consistent across the board.


By |2018-01-26T08:56:16-05:00January 24th, 2018|Staffing|1 Comment

10 Keys to Leading Change in a Church

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Leading through change can be difficult. Leading a church through change can seem impossible. Churches in particular have a tendency to resist change because they get trapped by the comfort of past success, practices and traditions. It takes an incredible amount of wisdom, the art of timing, and plain old courage and grit.


By |2020-02-28T15:44:39-05:00August 9th, 2017|Leadership|1 Comment

What to Do When You Find Yourself Doing Everything

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Have you ever felt like you were working as hard as you possibly could and still at the end of the day were left with a pile of work that didn’t get done?

Ever feel like everyone was coming to you for you to weigh in on every decision that needed to be made? Ever feel like what you thought was just going to be a busy season has turned into a normal way of work?


By |2017-05-02T11:13:56-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments