Today is one of those days when I write with teary eyes. It happens — usually on days when I hear first hand how God is making all things new in His Church.
We’ve passed a few emails around the staff team this morning, each from a pastor who is leading change and feeling the weight of all that comes with that. But each pastor also expressed the courage and renewed energy he has, and that encourages our hearts. The very first principle of The Unstuck Way is to bring hope.
In case you haven’t heard… The Unstuck Group has an internship program for college students who are passionate about the mission of Jesus and helping the Church get unstuck. We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2018 Marketing & Communications Intern position.
Talking with your leadership team about money is rarely easy. Changing the way you spend it is even harder.
If you’re working with your leadership team to implement a strategic plan, it’s important to start a healthy conversation about finances to effectively navigate this touchy subject together.
About five years before the announcement, Lead Pastor Bill Schroeder at The Chapel in Sandusky, OH started preparing to pass the baton of leadership. He engaged conversations with trusted business leaders and pastors, read the best-selling books, and started planning with the church’s senior leadership team.
Meet Lee Button, one of our newest ministry consultants here at The Unstuck Group. Based in the UK, Lee spent 6 years as Operations Director at New Community Network and Pioneer Trust. With a 17 years of experience spanning corporate and third-sector settings, he focuses on strategic thinking, service design, and digital transformation projects that help organizations create their preferred future. Lee also delivers training and coaching while serving on the church leadership team of New Community Eastleigh.
I recently caught up with Lee to capture some of his story and his perspective on what makes strategy so important for churches.
Did you know that for 93% of churches, Easter is the most attended weekend of the year?
From recruiting the volunteers you need to planning for an excellent guest experience to closing the “back door” in the weeks that follow, we know you have a lot to think about leading up to Easter.
We’d like to introduce you to Gavin Adams, one of our newest ministry consultants here at The Unstuck Group. Gavin is the Lead Pastor of Woodstock City Church, a campus location of North Point Ministries. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 400 to over 8,500 attendees in eight years.
I caught up with Gavin to hear his story and discover some of the principles he’s learned about making leadership transferable.
Here’s the good news about many church growth barriers:
They can often be overcome by discovering the shifts that need to happen in your own leadership and in the systems your church is currently engaging. We’ve encountered many churches of 800 still leading and operating like a church of 400. We’ve worked with many multisite churches still approaching leadership and management like a single-site church — even if they don’t realize it.