Strategy

New eBook: Funding Your Strategic Plan

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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By | July 19th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

5 Reasons Not to Strive for Consensus

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?

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By | June 27th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

Meeting in a Movie Theater? 3 Ways to Make Family Ministry Successful

Thousands of churches across America have adopted a portable strategy for their church, and movie theaters have become popular options. But we’ve noticed a key area where churches who meet in movie theaters consistently get stuck: children’s and student ministry.

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By | June 20th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

Why Creativity Matters in the Church

A lot of people are talking about creativity in the church right now, and it’s raising some tension in me (and maybe in you too?). We’ve been haggled on both ends of the creativity spectrum over the years. On the one hand, we’ve bought into the rationale that says, “God hasn’t called you to be creative. He’s called you to be effective.” Therefore, copy & paste at will. On the other hand, we resonate with the thinking that says, “All ministry is local.” Therefore, creative contextualization is the only way to impact a locality. It’s a tough balance to strike, really. And if you add the complexity that multisite churches bring to the table, this can be a serious monkey on our backs as leaders.

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By | June 13th, 2017|Communications, Strategy|2 Comments

How to Make a Guest’s First Sunday Count

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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By | May 24th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

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

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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By | April 4th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

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

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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By | March 28th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments