Is Your Church Stuck? This May Be Why

Is Your Church Stuck? This May Be Why

Has your church hit a plateau in the growth cycle? The Unstuck Group recently published this helpful article pinpointing three elements of your ministry that need to be addressed if you want to jump-start the growth of new families attending your church. Children’s ministry can easily become an overlooked driver to the overall health and progress of our churches. In all reality, as long as volunteers are still showing up and if we don’t hear any major complaints, everything is okay back there,... Read More
Starting with Strong Leadership

Starting with Strong Leadership

Though someone will likely have the title of pastor, churches that move from launch to momentum must have strong leadership, and that begins with the church planter. In fact, if pushed to prioritize what these new churches need most, I would select a leader, then a preacher (a capable teacher), and then a pastor (the caring shepherd), in that order. Leadership is a gift. It’s among the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture: “If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility... Read More
Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Agreeing on a clear vision helps you empower others to lead and carry out ministry. It’s also a lot easier to get everyone pulling in the same direction if there’s agreement on what you hope to accomplish. A clear vision will: Set expectations and foster unity Help facilitate decision-making that impacts your future Create a framework for defining ministry priorities Attract talent (both volunteers and staff) and financial resources Define success for your ministry But just “making the vision... Read More
Are Your Systems Causing Ministry Silos?

Are Your Systems Causing Ministry Silos?

by Tony Morgan Ministry silos happen when people and ministries share the same roof but do nearly everything in isolation. Outside of Sundays, they rarely combine their efforts. The children’s ministry, student ministry, women’s ministry, discipleship programs, local missions teams and other departments are each operating independently of the rest. This sometimes happens because the church’s systems do not encourage unity. Here’s a simple way to determine if you have healthy systems in place.... Read More