We believe planning for the future is good stewardship of the mission God has given us as the Church.
Our Unstuck Process will engage and align your leadership team around the same vision, strategies and clear next steps. Our goal is not to tell you what to do or who to be, but to help you identify the obstacles and opportunities you have as a church body, and develop a strategic plan to accomplish your vision.
The ultimate goal? That you see unprecedented life change at your church.
After completing this process, you should have laser focus as a team, forward momentum, and reach new levels of stewardship with your people and dollar resources. Your staff team will be re-energized by the common mission and clear understanding of their roles.
When all of this works together, we believe you will see more people take their next steps with Jesus than ever before.
The Unstuck Group will work with your staff and lay leadership teams to paint a clear picture of your ministry's health, clarify your vision and priorities, create specific action steps to move you toward your vision, and coach you as you put it all into practice.
When we partner with your church, you get:
A create a comprehensive, customized ministry plan + the structure and systems to help you execute in the first 90 days
We work with you through accountability and ongoing coaching as you lead change in your church. We help you follow through!
Learn more by reading about the Unstuck Process.
Yes! Our church consulting processes are fully available via virtual sessions, making use of group video conferencing technology, one-on-one consultant phone calls, and multiple other digital resources.
The benefits include a lower financial investment (because there's no travel time or expenses) and the most flexibility for your team when it comes to scheduling your consulting sessions.
We will not.
A congregational survey can muddy the waters, as it allows even unbelievers and uncommitted Christians an equal voice in the planning process, which we believe should be biblically rooted in prayer, wisdom and a desire, above all else, to help more people learn to follow Jesus.
The Bible gives us a foundation for leadership. Throughout the Old and New Testament, leaders were selected based on character, wisdom and gifting to lead God's people.
We encourage you to prayerfully select the right team to head up this planning process, and to communicate appropriately with your congregation throughout it. We even provide you with a communications guide to help you keep everyone in the loop in a helpful manner.
The majority of our ministry coaches are current or former church leaders who have experienced success in ministry.
They understand what it takes to lead a congregation through seasons of change. They receive extensive training and coaching in our process. We typically involve a team of two to three different consultants at each church to match their strengths to fit specific components of the church consulting process.
This team is passionate about helping the local church lead more people into a relationship with Jesus. You can read more about our team members and their experience on the Who We Are page.
Engaging The Unstuck Group allows you to bring on a whole team of experienced church leaders for less than the cost of hiring one additional part-time staff member.
We are committed to right-sizing our services for each church's needs. If you're ready to talk specifics, Let's talk. We'd love to learn more about your church so we can provide details specific to your church's needs and situation.
We recognize most churches that engage with our team for the first time did not include strategic planning in their most recent budget.
Many of the churches we have served have found creative ways to cover the cost, from one-time individual gifts to grants from their denomination to delaying the hire of an additional part-time employee for a season. We can also make an introduction to one of several strategic partners who specifically help churches with funding their planning efforts.
If travel is required, all costs are included in the fee for engaging our team.
We have a bias for action.
We know that "stuck" is a hopeless feeling. Everything about our Unstuck Process is designed to help you move from where you are to where God wants you to be.
You get wisdom from a team.
In most cases, you will have direct interaction with 2-3 Unstuck consultants, and in all cases, you will have our whole team-strategic thinkers, metrics nerds, leadership enthusiasts, staffing extraordinaires-working behind the scenes to enhance your experience.
We don't tell you who to be or what to do.
We help you clarify where God's called you to go and how you are going to get there. We can guide you in the right conversations to help your team rally together around the vision and actions needed to get your church unstuck.
Our processes help you clarify vision and determine the right structure and staff roles for your church.
All of our consulting processes help you get the right people in the right roles. It's not enough to just define your vision and strategies. Without the right people in place, everything stalls out. To our knowledge, we're the only organization that connects strategy to staffing and structure.
Most of us are still on staff full-time at a local church.
We didn't burn out on local church ministry and decide to get into consulting. We are in touch with what pastors are going through on a daily basis. Clients often comment that our team is full of "normal people." We like to take that as a good thing.
We stay focused on what we do best.
Our church consulting processes are our top priority. We do not exert energy in areas better served by others. If you need help with communications, resourcing, branding, or bookkeeping, for example, we have like-minded partners we will connect you with.
We are with you for the long-haul.
The Implementation & Follow-Through Phase of our process is designed to help your team deliver. We provide accountability and ongoing coaching as you lead change in your church (we help you follow through).
We offer practical resources and online training for pastors through the Unstuck Learning Hub. We do not provide training or certification for people who want to become church consultants.