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Now displaying: November, 2023
Nov 29, 2023

Every quarter, The Unstuck Group compiles all the data we’ve collected to monitor trends in churches in the United States. For this Q4 2023 report, we are specifically focusing on trends in multisite churches

In this episode, Tony and Amy break down new data on multisite churches and explain why some multisite strategies succeed and others fail.

You can subscribe to receive 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.

This Episode is Sponsored by Christian Financial Resources

Since 1980, Christian Financial Resources (CFR) has financed more than 950 ministry projects for independent churches in the United States. As your church grows, CFR is equipped to support your vision and your ministry with financial services tailored to meet the needs of independent churches—including capital campaigns, stewardship services, and loans for construction, building purchase, or real estate acquisition.

As your ministry continues to grow, consider how CFR can help your church cultivate a generosity mentality and raise more capital for your next project.

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/episode324.

Join the Live Conversation on Social Media

If you're listening on Wednesday, when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Nov 22, 2023

Churches who succeed in their bold moves make an action plan and structure their team to implement that plan.

In this episode, Tony and Amy discuss why many churches struggle to implement bold moves, offer tips for making your bold moves actionable, and explain how to structure your team to successfully implement your bold moves.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

A lot of people in ministry feel overwhelmed by the amount of details they need to organize, volunteers they need to schedule, or events they need to plan to cultivate community. But Planning Center, an all-in-one church management system, can help you organize your ministries and give your congregants a place to engage. Anyone can sign up for the free plan of any product to try it out today at planningcenter.com!

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/episode323.

Join the Live Conversation on Social Media

If you're listening on Wednesday when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Nov 17, 2023

Your church staff team is the greatest asset you have for accomplishing your vision. So, when hiring new staff for your team, how can you find (and become) the standouts—the unicorns—with the traits that only the best of the best have?

In this bonus episode, Tony sits down with William Vanderbloemen to discuss how the findings in his new book, Be the Unicorn: 12 Data-Driven Habits that Separate the Best Leaders from the Rest, can empower senior and executive pastors to make better hiring decisions.

This Episode is Sponsored by PlainJoe Studios

PlainJoe: A Storyland Studio partners with churches, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and educational environments to create unforgettable strategic, digital, and spatial stories that lift the Spirit. To learn more about working with PlainJoe’s team of down-to-earth specialists, architects, strategists, artists, and problem solvers, visit plainjoestudios.com/getunstuck.

For the full episode transcript and links mentioned during the show, visit this episode's Show Notes.

Join the Live Conversation on Social Media

If you're listening on Wednesday when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Nov 15, 2023

The right bold moves will help your church reach more people for Jesus.

In this episode, Tony and Amy walk through four examples of successful bold moves that have led real churches to experience health and growth—and explain the common reasons why some bold moves fail.

Free Webinar:  4 Bold Moves for Churches & How to Make Them Happen

Ready to make a bold move in 2024? Join the Unstuck team and guests Derwin Gray, Rick Atchley, and Jonathan Smith on November 16 to help you clarify the next bold move God may be calling your church to make—and unpack the next steps to get there.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

A lot of people in ministry feel overwhelmed by the amount of details they need to organize, volunteers they need to schedule, or events they need to plan to cultivate community. But Planning Center, an all-in-one church management system, can help you organize your ministries and give your congregants a place to engage. Anyone can sign up for the free plan of any product to try it out today at planningcenter.com!

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/episode322.

Join the Live Conversation on Social Media

If you're listening on Wednesday when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Nov 8, 2023

When it comes to the future of our church, we all want to pursue God-sized dreams. 

In this episode, Tony and Amy explain how to clarify your next bold move—including how to know if your goal is too bold or not bold enough—and how to begin communicating your bold moves once you’ve defined them.

Free Webinar:  4 Bold Moves for Churches & How to Make Them Happen

Ready to make a bold move in 2024? Join the Unstuck team and guests Derwin Gray, Rick Atchley, and Jonathan Smith on November 16 to help you clarify the next bold move God may be calling your church to make—and unpack the next steps to get there.

This Episode is Sponsored by BELAY

Between your ministry and your life at home, managing your time as a church leader can feel impossible. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, our friends at BELAY can help. Since time is the most valuable resource we have, BELAY wants to help you maximize it by offering our listeners an exclusive free download of their newest ebook, The Power of Productivity. Start making the most of the time you have each day and lead with BELAY.

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/episode321.

Join the Live Conversation on Social Media

If you're listening on Wednesday when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Nov 1, 2023

Having a clear bold move in front of us is the opposite of being stuck as a church. It’s how vision becomes actionable and the church continues to move forward.

In this episode, Tony and Amy discuss what a bold move is and why many churches fail to embrace them. 

Free Webinar:  4 Bold Moves for Churches & How to Make Them Happen

Ready to make a bold move in 2024? Join the Unstuck team and guests Derwin Gray, Rick Atchley, and Jonathan Smith on November 16 to help you clarify the next bold move God may be calling your church to make—and unpack the next steps to get there.

This Episode is Sponsored by BELAY

Between your ministry and your life at home, managing your time as a church leader can feel impossible. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, our friends at BELAY can help. Since time is the most valuable resource we have, BELAY wants to help you maximize it by offering our listeners an exclusive free download of their newest ebook, The Power of Productivity. Start making the most of the time you have each day and lead with BELAY.

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/episode320.

Join the Live Conversation on Social Media

If you're listening on Wednesday when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

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