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How to Make a Guest’s First Sunday Count

By | May 24th, 2017|Strategy|

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?

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Is Your Church Making Any of These 3 Giving Mistakes?

By | May 16th, 2017|Misc|

If a church is going to become intentional about reaching people for Jesus, there are a few things that must be in place. The church must be welcoming to unchurched people, children’s ministry needs to be top notch, and there obviously must be a clear gospel message.
But there’s something else that is critical as well, and that’s giving.

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What to Do When You Find Yourself Doing Everything

By | May 3rd, 2017|Leadership|

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?

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How Straw-House Thinking Sabotages Your Leadership

By | April 29th, 2017|Leadership|

Once upon a time…

In a far off land there lived a leader who supervised three little pigs. The leader was committed to excellence in his life and in his organization. He knew there was a direct correlation between the quality of the houses his pigs built and the success they had in protecting themselves from the big, bad wolves.

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This Church’s Pastoral Succession Story Will Encourage You to Start Planning Now

By | April 19th, 2017|Leadership, Staffing|

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.

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6 Ways to Craft an Ineffective Sermon

By | April 11th, 2017|Misc|

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.

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Webinar Replay – #Multistuck: 4 Mistakes Churches Make When Launching a Campus

By | April 4th, 2017|Strategy|

How can multisite churches avoid the common pitfalls? A few weeks ago, we hosted a conversation between Tony MorganGavin Adams, Paul Alexander, and Tammy Kelley about the 4 most common mistakes we have seen churches make when launching a new campus:

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Developing Clear Strategy: An Interview with New Unstuck Consultant Lee Button

By | March 28th, 2017|Strategy|

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.

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