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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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Momentum Growth: 4 Indicators Your Church is Thriving

By | September 12th, 2017|Leadership|

I love talking about this phase of the church life cycle. It is exciting to experience it as a church leader. Churches can hardly handle the number of new guests, people are making decisions to follow Jesus every week and friends are inviting friends who invite friends.

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4 Ways to Increase Millennial Giving

By | September 6th, 2017|Strategy|

I grew up in the church.

Each Sunday, I would sit in the pew, listen to the sermon, watch the offering plate pass around, finish with the Lord’s prayer, and that was my Sunday. I would say that I enjoyed my church, but looking back, one significant aspect was missing:

It was never explained why we give, how we give, or what we give – we just gave.

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Creative Problem Solving: An Interview with New Unstuck Group Consultant Sean Bublitz

By | August 29th, 2017|Leadership|

We’d like to introduce you to Sean Bublitz, one of our newest ministry consultants here at The Unstuck Group. For more than 12 years, Sean has served in various roles in weekend services, arts and senior leadership at Community Christian Church and Granger Community Church.

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with him and hear more about his passion for creativity, problem solving, and quelling the status quo.

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Multisite Leadership: Key Tools to Be a Great Leader with Paul Alexander

By | August 22nd, 2017|Leadership|

Of all the complexities that come with church leadership, multisite leadership always seems to find it’s way near the top of the list. It requires knowledge of leading the same church in multiple locations, managing communications (internally and externally), establishing a high level of clarity, clearly defining your multisite strategy and much more. While tough, it is loaded with potential to heavily impact your communities, and even regions, to help lead people to Jesus. 

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10 Keys to Leading Change in a Church

By | August 9th, 2017|Leadership|

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.

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3 Things Every Great Church Leader Does

By | August 2nd, 2017|Leadership|

Here at The Unstuck Group, we talk a lot about leadership. As our team helps churches all across the country, we consistently see examples of great church leaders who inspire change and lead effectively. These leaders have many differing characteristics that make their leadership so effective and unique, but we’ve noticed there are 3 things that are true of each of them:

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New eBook: Funding Your Strategic Plan

By | July 19th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy|

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.

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