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May 18, 2022
Rick Warren was just 16 years old when he began preaching. By the age of 18, Billy Graham became his personal mentor, and by age 20, he had preached at more than 120 crusades. In this episode, Rick joined us to discuss his ministry journey, approach to life-changing preaching, and more.

Free Webinar: Preaching Best Practices on May 19

Looking for more innovative approaches to preaching and teaching? Join Tony Morgan, Clay Scroggins, Dan Lian, and more on May 19 for this free 1-hour webinar event. Register today.

This Episode is Sponsored by Overflow

Church fundraising is HARD—but Overflow is here to help. Overflow is an online software that empowers donors to seamlessly give crypto and stock donations to churches and nonprofits within minutes. As a result, churches have seen up to 32x return on their investment with Overflow! Unlock unprecedented generosity: visit overflow.co/unstuck.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode245.

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May 11, 2022
In the second episode of our series on preaching and teaching best practices, Derwin Gray, the Founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church and a former NFL player, joins us to discuss his approach to weekly sermon prep, yearly series planning, and more.

Free Webinar: Preaching Best Practices on May 19

Looking for more innovative approaches to preaching and teaching? Join Tony Morgan, Clay Scroggins, Dan Lian, and more on May 19 for this free 1-hour webinar event. Register today.

This Episode is Sponsored by Overflow

Church fundraising is HARD—but Overflow is here to help. Overflow is an online software that empowers donors to seamlessly give crypto and stock donations to churches and nonprofits within minutes. As a result, churches have seen up to 32x return on their investment with Overflow! Unlock unprecedented generosity: visit overflow.co/unstuck.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode244.

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May 4, 2022

Being the primary preacher and teacher is one of the four main roles that a senior pastor can’t delegate. In the first part of our new Preaching series, Tony sat down with Brian Tome, Founding and Senior Pastor of Crossroads Church, to discuss his perspective on the future of preaching, digital ministry, reaching the next generation, and more.

Free Webinar: Preaching Best Practices on May 19

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This Episode is Sponsored by Overflow

Church fundraising is HARD—but Overflow is here to help. Overflow is an online software that empowers donors to seamlessly give crypto and stock donations to churches and nonprofits within minutes. As a result, churches have seen up to 32x return on their investment with Overflow! Unlock unprecedented generosity: visit overflow.co/unstuck.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode243.

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May 2, 2022

If you’re a pastor who wants your preaching to be more innovative, applicable, and effective—this new series is for you. Over the next four weeks, we'll be joined by some friends to hear their insights on Preaching Best Practices, including:

> Brian Tome from Crossroads Church

> Andy Stanley from North Point Ministries

> Derwin Gray from Transformation Church

> Rick Warren from Saddleback Church

Subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode, and join us on May 4 as we kick off "Preaching Best Practices."

Apr 27, 2022

"Whether we want to admit it or not, the WAY we do church often becomes more important than WHY we do church. We choose tradition over mission."

In this final episode of our Simple Shifts series, Tony and Amy are discussing shifts related to our strategies, including our Sunday services, sermons, and multi-generational ministries.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode242.

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Apr 20, 2022
Your team is the most valuable asset you have to move your vision forward. So how should we structure our church staff teams to be effective for the new normal?

In this episode, Tony and Amy discuss three simple shifts to consider related to your church staffing and structure.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode241.

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Apr 13, 2022
In the first episode of our new series, we discussed what does not need to change in the new normal. But the series is called Simple Shifts for a reason–we do believe there are some things you need to consider changing.

In this week's episode, Tony and Amy are unpacking the first three simple shifts regarding your church's mission field and vision.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode240.

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Apr 6, 2022
Major disruptions over the last few years have left many pastors wondering if how they do ministry needs a dramatic overhaul. But what if rather than a total transformation, there were smaller changes we could make that will lead to greater impact?

Before we jump into our series on the simple shifts church leaders may need to consider,  let’s first try to understand how we got to where we are today—and shift our focus for a moment on what doesn’t change.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode239.

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Apr 4, 2022
“Do we really need to become a completely different church for the new normal?”

In our work with churches and pastors across the country, we’re hearing this question again and again. And the answer is a partial yes—some change is required to effectively engage our culture in this new normal. 

However, a lot of the “new” that is needed for this new normal involves simple shifts that don’t require for us to become a completely different church. Join us starting on April 6 for the four-week "Simple Shifts" series.

Mar 30, 2022
Launching too quickly, or without the right systems and structures in place, can quickly get your multisite church multi-stuck.

In this week's episode, Tony and Amy walk through the 12 key questions for launching a new campus and offer best practices for decision-making, selecting a new location, and structuring your multisite staff team.

Free Webinar: "To Multisite or Un-Multisite: Clarify a Path Forward"

Multisite can easily get churches multi-stuck. Whether you're currently leading a multisite church or simply considering the strategy for the future, we invite you to join us on March 31 for a free webinar on multisite strategies

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode238.

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Mar 23, 2022

There is a right way and a wrong way to approach multisite. In other words, not all multisite strategies produce the same results. Tune in as Tony and Amy walk through some of the core issues in popular multisite models that lead to dysfunction and disunity among campuses.

Free Webinar: "To Multisite or Un-Multisite: Clarify a Path Forward"

Multisite can easily get churches multi-stuck. Whether you're currently leading a multisite church or simply considering the strategy for the future, we invite you to join us on March 31for a free webinar on multisite strategies

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode237.

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Mar 16, 2022
Recent public multisite collapses have many church leaders questioning the viability and health of the multisite church model. Is multisite still an effective strategy—or is the model itself broken?

This week, Tony and Amy are answering these questions and addressing more commons truths and lies about multisite.

Free Webinar: "To Multisite or Un-Multisite: Clarify a Path Forward"

Multisite can easily get churches multi-stuck. Whether you're currently leading a multisite church or simply considering the strategy for the future, we invite you to join us on March 31 for a free webinar on multisite strategies

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode236.

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Mar 9, 2022

To give practical advice and encouragement to church leaders ready to reach outward and engage their community, I recently invited Dave Ferguson (Community Christian Church), Chris Hodges (Church of the Highlands), and Jerry Sen (OneChurch.to) to join me for a conversation around three strategies for reaching new people.

Tune in as we discuss evangelism, digital ministry, and more.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode235.

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Mar 2, 2022
Every quarter, The Unstuck Group releases The Unstuck Church Report to help church leaders monitor trends and benchmarks in key areas like ministry reach, connections, staffing, leadership, and finances.

In this episode, Tony and Amy are walking through a special bonus section from the Q1 2022 report that highlights the key differences between churches that are growing and declining on this side of the pandemic.

You can subscribe to the quarterly report for free, or, if you're subscribed to the podcast show notes, we'll send it out to you for free, as well.

For more information on our one million downloads giveaway, head over to our Instagram page!

For the full episode transcript, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode234.

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Feb 23, 2022
There are several factors beyond just your sermon and worship that contribute to a relevant and engaging weekend experience.

In part two of this episode, Tony, Amy, and Sean explore more key differentiators in services that are reaching new people and those that aren’t, and give practical recommendations for enhancing key parts of your weekend experience.  

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode233.

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Feb 16, 2022

We've heard many people try to make the case that Sunday services don't work when it comes to connecting new people to faith. But our data speaks to quite the opposite.

In part one of this two-part episode all about reaching new people through your weekend services, Sean, Amy, and Tony share data, personal insights, and practical tips for enhancing your Sunday experience with outsiders in mind.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode232.

Webinar: 3 Strategies for Reaching New People (February 17)

Join us on February 17 @ 1PM ET and hear from leading church voices Dave Ferguson, Chris Hodges, and Jerry Sen and continue this conversation on how you can reach new people in 2022 using practical strategies.

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Feb 9, 2022
Many churches have taken huge steps forward with their online service experience in the last few years—and that’s a great start. But most churches are still missing the huge opportunity to reach new people through digital and online methods. 

To hear from an expert in this area, Amy recently sat down with Katie Allred, Co-Founder of Church Communications, to discuss how church leaders can begin reaching outward with their digital strategies. Tune in as Sean and Amy walk through these practical insights.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode231.

Webinar: 3 Strategies for Reaching New People (February 17)

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Feb 2, 2022

It’s a new season—and that means we need to deploy new systems and new strategies to be effective in our outreach.

In the first episode of our series on Reaching New People, Tony and Amy sat down with leaders from Sun Valley Community Church to discuss some uncommon results: Their church has reached new people, baptized hundreds of new believers, and even started new campuses—all during the pandemic.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode230.

Webinar: 3 Strategies for Reaching New People (February 17)

Join us on February 17 @ 1PM ET and hear from leading church voices Dave Ferguson, Chris Hodges, and Jerry Sen and continue this conversation on how you can reach new people in 2022 using practical strategies.

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Jan 26, 2022

In the final episode of our Reset series, Pastor Greg Laurie joins us to discuss the challenges Harvest Christian Fellowship has experienced, the ways they've pivoted their strategies and methods, and provides practical advice and encouragement for other church leaders.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode229.

Register here for your free ticket to the ENGAGE Conference (February 8-10).

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Jan 19, 2022

“The church won’t look the same in the future, and that’s okay.”

In Part 3 of our Reset series, Tony interviews Jonathan Smith, Lead Pastor at OneChurch.toto discuss how they clarified their future direction, shifted their strategies to reach outward digitally, and reshaped their vision of discipleship for the betterment of their city. 

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode228.

Register here for your free ticket to the ENGAGE Conference (February 8-10).

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Jan 12, 2022

In Part 2 of our Reset series, Tony sits down with Pastor Ty Bean to discuss how Ty led Cowboy Junction Church to shift their programming and adopt a digital strategy, all while completing a building project during a pandemic—and how they came out stronger on the other end.

For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode227.

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Jan 5, 2022

“We can’t just think about the people who are in the room.”

This week, we're kicking off a new series called "Reset: A New Mindset for a New Season." In this episode, Tony sits down with Pastor William Attaway from Southview Community Church to discuss how his church is shifting their mindset and refocusing outward.

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