Meetings on meetings on meetings—that’s how it can feel sometimes, right? With consuming meetings and multiple boards ruling decisions in the church, Jeff Coleman and his team wanted to make a change.
Great Leaders “Equip” More than “Do.”
One of The Unstuck Group’s foundational beliefs that influences how we help churches get unstuck is the principle that churches should fill leadership roles with equippers, not doers. It’s laid out clearly for us in Ephesians 4.
Our team at The Unstuck Group loves to provide resources to help churches and leaders get unstuck. Our whole team currently serves in ministry roles and are always looking to learn and grow as leaders. One of our favorite resources are podcasts—they’re free, convenient, and available for just about any topic.
If you’re still not taking advantage of podcasts, here’s a clear post on how simple it is to start listening.
This past week, we swapped favorite podcast episodes and came up with this list of our recent top three. Hopefully you’ll find them helpful, too.
Around this time of year, the mainstream media and Internet meme-machines like to remind us how old we are by telling us all of the things this year’s high school graduates won’t remember because, well, they weren’t even born yet.
That list is usually all pop culture, technology and political references. But what about church? I bet we can make a good list.
When it comes to volunteers, do you lead with a scarcity mentality?
A scarcity mentality can get your church stuck. And not just when it comes to our time or money, but with our people as well.
- What if our volunteers find somewhere better to serve?
- Are we offering them enough opportunities?
- Why does it seem like they’re just not interested anymore?
We have bought into the lie that the mission and vision of our church is not big enough to compete with organizations outside the church that are also fighting for people’s attention. Not only is this harmful for our morale internally, but it’s also a sign of an inwardly-focused church.
To lead something from good to great takes grit. Despite knowing this, I can often find myself knowing what it takes to get somewhere, but hesitant to move forward.
“I’ll lose progress.”
“I’m not sure I’ll still be moving in the right direction.”
Instead of taking action, fear takes control, I stay complacent and progress ceases.
Can you relate?
There are several reasons why your small group system may not be working. I talk to leaders all the time who are struggling with small groups because their church just won’t buy into the concept of community outside Sunday morning services. Most of the time as I continue to go deeper into these questions, similarities pop up. Here are a few reasons I’ve found that might explain why your small groups aren’t working.