What to Do When the World Is Moving Too Fast and You Start Feeling Stuck.
I turn 30 years old in a month—but I still feel like I’m falling behind sometimes.
There’s a reason you can find thousands of books, blogs and podcasts on leadership:
I try to attend at least two or three leadership conferences each year. There is a lot of value in hearing talented, gifted people share their stories and experiences. In addition to hearing great speakers, the conversations with other attendees are priceless. Some of my greatest learnings and takeaways have happened over a cup of coffee in-between sessions with like-minded leaders.
A couple of days ago, we hosted a conversation with Joe Sangl and Marty Schmidt about church vision and the common challenges of funding it well.
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.
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.
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.