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[free webinar] You Need More Than a Plan for Your Church Vision

By | November 15th, 2017|Leadership|

At The Unstuck Group, we believe in the power of  a clear vision and a solid action plan to help churches move forward.

But too often, we see churches seek God for a vision, diligently plan for action and then hit a wall they don’t have to hit. We have seen passionate teams and inspiring visions stall out because one key aspect commonly receives too little focus —

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Meetings Do Not Equal Planning

By | November 7th, 2017|Strategy|

There never seems to be enough time in the day. I might be the only one feeling this way, but something tells me that’s probably not the case. I constantly feel like I am spinning multiple plates, giving them just enough momentum to complete a few more revolutions before I can get my fingers on them again. This may sound a little dramatic, but I think you get the idea.

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

By | October 30th, 2017|Strategy|

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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Leading in the Messy Middle

By | October 24th, 2017|Leadership|

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.

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Are Your Staff Satisfied with Their Jobs?

By | October 17th, 2017|Staffing|

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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How to Stick to Your Strategic Plan

By | October 10th, 2017|Strategy|

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

By | October 3rd, 2017|Consulting|

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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Now Hiring: Spring 2018 Communications Intern

By | October 2nd, 2017|Communications|

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.

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Facing Your Fear of Change: An Interview with New Unstuck Consultant Jesse Tink

By | September 26th, 2017|Consulting, Leadership|

Meet Jesse Tink, one of our newest ministry consultants here at The Unstuck Group. Jesse is the Pastor of Campus Development at Prairie Lakes Church, which currently spans across six campuses in northeastern and central Iowa.

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with him and hear about his experience leading in a rural multisite church, and discover what areas he has consistently seen churches get stuck.

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5 Reasons Churches Avoid Developing a Strategy

By | September 19th, 2017|Strategy|

There is a popular phrase often attributed to Peter Drucker that says, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” After a time of careful research, I discovered that there is actually no evidence that he ever made this statement. In fact, there is no evidence that any leadership guru ever said it. It appears many different statements from several leaders were merged together over a period of years. Thus, “culture eats strategy for breakfast” burst onto the scene. And with its arrival came the notion that strategy is really not that important in leading an organization…

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