Show Notes Archive

 

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter. One of the perks is access to our Leader Conversation Guides for each episode.

Podcast

How Large Churches Are Widening Their Front Door – Episode 281 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Pruning: How to Bury a Ministry Program & Communicate Change – Episode 280 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Pruning: How Do We Know What to Stop? – Episode 279 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Pruning: Introducing the 2023 Unstuck Church Get Healthy Again Challenge – Episode 278 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Best of 2022: Do We Really Need to Keep (or Start) Doing Digital Ministry? (Replay) – Episode 277 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Best of 2022: Is This the New Normal for Giving and Attendance? (Replay) – Episode 276 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Best of 2022: Signs You Need to Restructure – Overstaffing (Replay) – Episode 275 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Best of 2022: The Core Issues of Multisite (Replay) – Episode 274 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

New Church Finance & Staffing Data: Q4 2022 Unstuck Church Report – Episode 273 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Podcast

Church Governance: Improving Church Bylaws & Board Policies (Interview with David Middlebrook, The Church Lawyers) – Episode 272 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

 

Show Notes Archive

Click below to view the Show Notes and Leader Conversation Guides from previously
published episodes of The Unstuck Church Podcast.

episode 217
How to Get a Fresh Start (Without Quitting Your Job)
episode 216
Defining Success for the First 90 Days
episode 215
From XP to SP: Leveling Up in Your Leadership
episode 214
Leading with a Fresh Sense of Vision
episode 213
Finding Church Health Again
episode 212
Staffing for Your Strategy
episode 211
Silver Bullets & Strategic Planning
episode 210
Assessing Your Ministry's Health Today
episode 209
New Data on Team Health & Performance
episode 208
How to Build a Healthy Organizational Culture
episode 207
The Key Thing Most Church Teams Are Missing
episode 206
When Your Staff Doesn't Recommend Your Team
episode 205
How to Avoid the Fundamental Attribution Error
episode 204
How to Re-Engage Your Church in the Mission
episode 203
How to Change the World Without Exhausting Yourself
episode 202
Why Churches Become Insider-Focused (and How to Fix It)
episode 201
The Declining Side of the Lifecycle
episode 200
Behind-the-Scenes with the Unstuck Church Podcast
episode 199
Experiencing Sustained Health: The Pinnacle of the Lifecycle
episode 198
The Growing Side of the Church Lifecycle
episode 197
 Re-Engage Your People in Giving
episode 196
How to Re-Engage KIDS & STUDENTS
episode 195
Re-Engage Your People in WEEKEND SERVICES
episode 194
Re-Engage Your People in SERVING
episode 193
New Benchmarks to Help You Make Ministry Decisions
episode 192
How to Lead Meetings People Look Forward to Attending
episode 191
7 Hacks for Gaining Traction on Priorities
episode 190
How to Determine Your Span-of-Care
episode 189
How to Define Reality for Your Team
episode 188
10 Questions You're Asking About Digital Ministry But Wish You Weren't
episode 187
How Sun Valley Church is Building Their Digital Strategy (Part 2)
episode 186
How Sun Valley Church is Building Their Digital Strategy
episode 185
3 Keys to Structure Your Team for Future Ministry Impact
episode 184
Top 5 Mistakes Multisite Churches Make in Staffing and Structure (And How to Avoid Them)
episode 183
10 Crucial Question to Ask if You're Considering a Church Merger
episode 182
The Future of Multisite Strategy
episode 181
Key Data Trends from 9 Months of Pandemic Ministry
episode 180
5 Practices for Blessing & Reaching People Outside the Church
episode 179
How to Plan for the Future in Uncertain Times
episode 178
3 Key Financial Strategies for Your Church in the New Reality
episode 177
3 New Keys to Staffing and Structure for a Hybrid Church
episode 176
Your Church Survived 2020... Now What?
episode 175
What Happened in 2020

2020

episode 174
The Most Listened To Conversation of 2020
episode 173
4 Steps To Re-align Your Team For Digital Ministry
episode 172
How to Measure Online Disciple Making
episode 171
How to Make Disciples Online
episode 170
Best Practices for Church Boards
episode 169
5 Key roles of an Effective Church Board
episode 168
How COVID-19 Changed What Your Team Needs from You as the Leader
episode 167
Lance Witt on Prioritizing Your Own Health While Leading Change, Facing Pressure & Dealing with
Criticism
episode 166
Nona Jones on Engaging People in Digital Spaces, and Jeff Brodie on the Digital Shift at Connexus Church
episode 165
Trends in Online Viewing, In-Person Attendance, Staffing, and Digital Strategies
episode 164
Re-Imagining Christmas
episode 163
Best Practices for Digital Ministry Strategy
episode 162
How to Build a Digital Engagement Strategy
episode 161
3 Strategies for Connecting New People to Faith & Church
episode 160
Am I the Right Leader?
episode 159
Making Organizational Pivots
episode 158
Accelerating Change: The Life Support Phase
episode 157
Accelerating Change: The Preservation Phase
episode 156
Accelerating Change: The Maintenance Phase
episode 155
How Joining Churches Take the Follower Role in a Successful Merger
episode 154
How Healthy Churches Take the Lead in a Merger
episode 153
The Change Cycle & How to Lead Your Church (and Yourself) Through It
episode 152
The Key to Reaching NEW People in a Digital World
episode 151
LEADER, then STRATEGY, then STRUCTURE
episode 150
Leadership Skills You Don't Learn in Seminary 
episode 149
Clarifying Decision Rights
episode 148
NEW Data on How Churches Are Responding to the Pandemic Today
episode 147
Building Alignment—Action
episode 146
Building Alignment—Direction
episode 145
Building Alignment—The Foundation
episode 144
Clarifying Digital Engagement
episode 143
Pastors: 4 Roles to Prioritize Right Now
episode 142
7 Shifts Churches Need to Make Because of the Coronavirus
episode 141
How Churches Responded & Where We Go Next
episode 140
Finance + Giving Considerations During COVID-19
episode 139
Re-Imagine Easter Gatherings
episode 138
Redeeming This Crisis Moment
episode 137
How Pastors Should Respond in Crisis
episode 136
Blind Spots on the Weekend
episode 135
Planning for Remarkable Weekend Services
episode 134
Predictable to Remarkable: Compelling Weekend Services
episode 133
Balancing Management and Leadership
episode 132
How to Increase Your Team's Productivity by 30%
episode 131
Defining DNA
episode 130
How to Develop a High Impact Church Staff
episode 129
Invite Strategy for a Post-Church Culture
episode 128
Planning for Sustained Church Health
episode 127
Developing an Effective Ministry Planning Rhythm
episode 126
Hope Is Not a Strategy for the New Year

2019

episode 125
What Happened in 2019
episode 124
3 Roles an Executive Pastor Can't Delegate
episode 123
Budgeting to Thrive with Chris Hodges
episode 122
Strategic Financial Planning with Jill Mutimer
episode 121
Money Management for Churches with Dan Dorner
episode 120
Funding Ministry with Joe Park
episode 119
Leadership Development with Paul Alexander
episode 118
Christmas is the New Easter (Replay)
episode 117
10 Things Unstuck Churches Do Right (Part 2)
episode 116
10 Things Unstuck Churches Do Right
episode 115
Insider-its, Narcissim & Other Reasons Churches Don’t Reach More People
episode 114
Get Your Church Staff Unstuck
episode 113
Next-Steps Guest Engagement
episode 112
First-Step Guest Engagement
episode 111
First-Time Guest Engagement
episode 110
Pre-Guest Church Engagement
episode 109
More Church Engagement Q&A
episode 108
Is Multisite on the Downslope?
episode 107
Social Media Best Practices
episode 106
Increasing Church Engagement
episode 105
Sermon Series Planning
episode 104
New Guest Connection Strategies for the 21st Century
episode 103
Getting Clear on Brand
episode 102
3 Reasons Why Your Church Isn't Producing Spiritual Growth
episode 101
Get Through: Connecting with People in a Busy Culture
episode 100
Managing Multisite Tensions
episode 99
Multisite Warning Signs
episode 98
Developing Leaders for Small Groups
episode 97
Increasing First-Time Guests
episode 96
Culture Champion
episode 95
Leader of Leaders
episode 94
Great Teaching
episode 93
Vision-Casting
episode 92
Pastoral Succession Real Talk
episode 91
William Vanderbloemen on Succession Planning
episode 90
Church Engagement Report 2019
episode 89
Church Mergers
episode 88
Multisite Q&A with Jim Tomberlin (Part 2)
episode 87
Reliable Metrics for Church Health & Growth
episode 86
What Church Growth Requires
episode 85
Over-Programmed Church
episode 84
Communication Basics Tripping Churches Up
episode 83
Multisite Q&A with Jim Tomberlin (Part 1)
episode 82
Church Staffing Pain Points (Part 2)
episode 81 
Church Staffing Pain Points (Part 1)
episode 80
Mental Health
episode 79
Blindspots: Is Your Church Protected?
episode 78
4 Worst Practices for Connecting with New Guests
episode 77
4 Ways Ministries Embrace Mediocrity
episode 76
How Great Missions Turn Into Routine Jobs
episode 75 
Ready or Not for Multisite? (Revisited)
episode 74
Tony's 2019 Resolutions for Churches

2018

episode 73
How to End Mediocre Weekend Experiences
episode 72
Developing More Strong Teachers
episode 71
5 Barriers to Engaging Volunteers
episode 70
The 4 Things It Takes To Get Unstuck
episode 69
8 Politically Incorrect Thoughts About the Church
episode 68
A Deeper Dive on Church Health Trends
episode 67
Why Church Architecture Is Critical to Your Ministry Strategy with Mel McGowan
episode 66
Lance Witt on Balancing Health & Performance on Your Team
episode 65
4 Signs Your Church Is Inwardly Focused
episode 64
Why Your Worship Leader Shouldn't Lead the Creative Team
episode 63
These Are Killing Your Church
episode 62
2 Common Barriers to Effective Church Leadership
episode 61
Why Church Communications Is Stuck in 2004
episode 60
Andy Stanley on Rethinking a Text-Based Faith
episode 59
Stuck Staff Structures
episode 58
Rogue Ministries
episode 57
Become a Church That Gets Stuff Done
episode 56
Carey Nieuwhof on The Cynicism Problem & Antidote
episode 55
Thom Rainer on How to Become a Welcoming Church
episode 54
5 Ways to Help the Driver Drive
episode 53
When the Lead Pastor Sits in the Driver's Seat
episode 52
6 Ways to Solve Your Communication Problems
episode 51
The Greatest Hits
episode 50
Put Your Money Where Your Crowd Is
episode 49
4 Barriers to Engaging Your Volunteers
episode 48
How to Increase Your Leadership Capacity
episode 47
Who’s Missing on Your Leadership Team?
episode 46
Trends in Growing and Declining Churches – Part II
episode 45
5 Ways to Impress Your Church's First-Time Guests
episode 44
Trends in Growing & Declining Churches
episode 43
5 Common Mistakes When Hiring Campus Pastors
episode 42
Core Issues We're Seeing in Stuck Churches
episode 41
5 Practices to Multiply Leaders in the Church
episode 40
How to Lead When You're Not in Charge
episode 39
Show Me the Money
episode 38
The Systems Lid to Growth
episode 37
Which Comes First: More Staff or More Growth?
episode 36
How to Split Your Church (5 Simple Steps!)
episode 35
Holding Onto How We Do Church
episode 34
How to Decide It's Time to Fire
episode 33
Breaking Barriers: Reaching 2,000 & Beyond (Part 2)
episode 32
Breaking Barriers: Reaching 2,000 & Beyond (Part 1)
episode 31
7 Symptoms of Doing Ministry Without a Strategy
episode 30
Leaders See Stuckness First
episode 29
How to Fix Your Broken Systems
episode 28
How to End Mediocre Weekend Experiences
episode 27
You Don’t See What You Don’t See
episode 26
Report Preview - 7 Church Trends to Keep an Eye On
episode 25
The Discipleship Funnel of Doom
episode 24
Church Structure: Optimizing For Growth

2017

episode 23
Pruning: 3 Ministry Areas to Tackle
episode 22
Bad Meetings: Why They're Bad & How to Make Them Better
episode 21
4 Shifts to Revitalize a Church
episode 20
Should You Un-Multisite?
episode 19
Christmas Is the New Easter?
episode 18
Marriott and Church Makeovers
episode 17
Pastor Math 101
episode 16
3 Roles a Senior Pastor Can't Delegate
episode 15
Are You Developing Leaders?
episode 14
Is Your Church Building the City?
episode 13
Is Your Multisite Strategy Working?
episode 12
Church Staff Don’t Follow Through (Part 2)
episode 11
Church Staff Teams Don’t Follow Through (Part 1)
episode 10
Staff vs. Congregational Leadership
episode 9
7 Phases in the Life of a Church
episode 8
Do You Lead with a Scarcity Mentality?
episode 7
Is That Church Built on a Big Personality or Jesus?
episode 6
Why Staff Health Is a Blind Spot for Most Lead Pastors
episode 5
How to Fix Your Church’s Planning Problems
episode 4
Is Your Church Too Complex?
episode 3
Are Your Services Too Predictable?
episode 2
Do You Have What It Takes to Lead Change?
episode 1
Do You Know Your Customer?