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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
My wife and I recently relocated to the Lake Cumberland area in Bronston, Kentucky. We love our new home, new friends and the lake isn’t bad either. But there are a few things I miss about our previous home. For example, I miss our large deck that was surrounded by huge oak trees. The oaks provided plenty of shade in the summer, but they also provided something else… squirrels.
During the first few years we lived there, they weren’t an issue. Fast forward several years and the squirrel population grew. After that, it didn’t take long to learn that squirrels could be a real nuisance, especially when they found their way into the attic. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to get rid of them because the people who bought our house inherited the new fluffy-tailed family.
Meet Dale Sellers, the newest consultant for The Unstuck Group. Dale has had many years of ministry experience, directing a Christian music group, coordinating a Christian radio station and serving as a small church pastor for 12 years. Currently serving as the executive pastor for The Mill Church in Pickens, South Carolina, Dale is excited to use his experience and skills with the Unstuck Group to help small church pastors best lead their church.
I caught up with Dale to learn more about his passion to implement leadership that brings lasting change.
I’m growing more and more convinced that the worst thing a church team can do is try to reach a consensus about something. On the surface, reaching a consensus seems like a positive thing because it means everyone has agreed to move in the same direction. That’s a good thing, isn’t it?