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Jul 17, 2024

Spiritual formation is less about what we ask people to do and more about who we’re equipping people to become.

In this episode, Tony interviews Pastor Daniel Im, author of The Discipleship Opportunity: Leading a Great-Commission Church in a Post-Everything World, about the role serving has in helping people grow closer to Jesus.

This episode is brought to you by Planning Center:

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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/episode357.
 
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Jul 10, 2024

Before the pandemic, we typically saw 45% to 50% of all adults and students serving on a volunteer team at least monthly. Our most recent data shows churches reporting only 35% are serving today.

In the first episode of this series on "Serving as Spiritual Formation," we talked about some of the most common mistakes churches make with their volunteer engagement strategy that are contributing to that shortage of volunteers. But in this second episode, we’re going to look at the structural mistakes churches make that lead to low volunteer engagement.

Tony and Amy talk about the structure of churches that engage the most volunteers in serving roles, and specifically, how this needs to be considered a spiritual formation issue.

 

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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/episode356.
 
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Jul 3, 2024

Most churches say they need more volunteers. But answer this honestly: What is your theology of serving? How well is your church discipling people to offer their spiritual gifts as part of the Great Commission?

Many churches have gotten further away from viewing serving as an integral part of spiritual formation than they’d likely admit.

In this series, Tony and Amy and special guests will share best practices on the strategy side of engaging people in serving, as well as critical elements of team-building and structure to engage more people using their gifts in the mission of your church. 

In the first episode, they unpack the strategy mistakes churches are often making that inhibit a strong volunteer engagement culture.

 

This episode is brought to you by Planning Center:

An all-in-one software to help you organize your ministries and care for your church.

With an easy-to-use platform of products, you can bring people together with event signups, room and resource reservations, automatic volunteer scheduling, and much more.

Start using for free now 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/episode355.
 
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Jun 27, 2024

We know from our research and conversations with clients that finding great people for the ministry staff team is very challenging right now. 

As an addedumn to our series on "Staffing Wisdom for Church Leaders," we bring you this bonus interview with Tim Foot of Slingshot Group for some timely insights into church staffing in 2024.

In this conversation, Tony and Tim discuss topics like:

  • The positions churches are having the hardest time filling
  • Insights into how churches find great people for their staff teams on this side of the pandemic
  • Distinctives about churches who are attracting and retaining younger people on their teams
  • Best practices for raising up leaders from within

Learn more about Slingshot Group

Connect with Tim Foot 

Planning a Restructure?

People-problems are uniquely challenging on a ministry staff team. Leading your people through them is hard. Through our Staffing & Structure process, you can go from feeling overwhelmed by the weight of the people-problems to feeling confident in your ability to structure and lead your team for health and high performance. Learn more at theunstuckgroup.com.

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Jun 26, 2024

Leaders know it's true: Not having the right people on the team hinders the impact of your church. So what do you do when it's clear you need to remove someone from the team—when it's clear they are not a fit?

In the last episode of our series on "Staffing Wisdom for Church Leaders," Tony and Amy discuss the very real reasons why letting someone go is so hard for ministry leaders, the ways you need to be effectively evaluating performance as an organization (and specifically, managing people who are underperforming), and how you can approach it all with wisdom and grace.

Planning a Restructure?

People-problems are uniquely challenging on a ministry staff team. Leading your people through them is hard. Through our Staffing & Structure process, you can go from feeling overwhelmed by the weight of the people-problems to feeling confident in your ability to structure and lead your team for health and high performance. Learn more at theunstuckgroup.com.

This Episode is Sponsored by The Church Lawyers

The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program was created for organizations just like yours. Their team of Christian legal professionals are personally called to empower and protect churches, ministries, and their leaders to fulfill their mission by providing biblically informed and ministry-focused legal solutions. Whether governance, employment, litigation, or other matters, let The Church Lawyers walk alongside you as you navigate legal issues facing your ministry. 

Sign up for the The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program today at thechurchlawyers.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/episode354.
 
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Jun 19, 2024

This part makes a leader's stomach drop. We've laid the groundwork, and we've taught you the wisest order for processing restructure decisions. But now, we’re going to dive into wisdom that has more to do with how you make decisions about specific people.

In the third episode of our series on "Staffing Wisdom for Church Leaders," Tony and Amy focus on people who really are the right people for the team, but they are not in the right roles—and they share how to approach things when you can’t ignore the issue any longer.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Restructure Wisely

TOMORROW: In this free webinar on June 20 at 1pm EST, Tony and Amy share how you can lead through through an organizational restructure with confidence, and how your church can come out stronger on the other side. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by The Church Lawyers

The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program was created for organizations just like yours. Their team of Christian legal professionals are personally called to empower and protect churches, ministries, and their leaders to fulfill their mission by providing biblically informed and ministry-focused legal solutions. Whether governance, employment, litigation, or other matters, let The Church Lawyers walk alongside you as you navigate legal issues facing your ministry. 

Sign up for the The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program today at thechurchlawyers.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/episode353.
 
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Jun 12, 2024

Do you believe your current senior leadership team offers you your best chance to achieve the vision and mission God designed for your church to accomplish right now? 

Before you start restructuring departments of your ministry, you need to clarify the role of the SLT and get the right people leading on it. In the second episode of our series on "Staffing Wisdom for Church Leaders," Tony and Amy talk about stacking your leadership team with gifted and qualified people.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Restructure Wisely

In this webinar on June 20 at 1pm EST, Tony and Amy share how you can lead through through an organizational restructure with confidence, and how your church can come out stronger on the other side. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by The Church Lawyers

The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program was created for organizations just like yours. Their team of Christian legal professionals are personally called to empower and protect churches, ministries, and their leaders to fulfill their mission by providing biblically informed and ministry-focused legal solutions. Whether governance, employment, litigation, or other matters, let The Church Lawyers walk alongside you as you navigate legal issues facing your ministry. 

Sign up for the The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program today at thechurchlawyers.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/episode352.
 
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Jun 5, 2024

We help teams solve complicated staffing challenges with wisdom and grace all the time. We’ve helped more than 650 churches do it. So, we’re going to share some of that wisdom related to structure, leadership, getting the right people in the right roles, and handling “misfits” in this new series we're calling "Staffing Wisdom for Church Leaders."

In the first episode, Tony and Amy unpack the core tension pastors feel when it becomes evident an organizational restructure is needed, and some of the most critical factors to take into account before you start making any decisions about specific people.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Restructure Wisely

In this webinar on June 20 at 1pm EST, Tony and Amy share how you can lead through through an organizational restructure with confidence, and how your church can come out stronger on the other side. Register now.

 

This Episode is Sponsored by The Church Lawyers

The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program was created for organizations just like yours. Their team of Christian legal professionals are personally called to empower and protect churches, ministries, and their leaders to fulfill their mission by providing biblically informed and ministry-focused legal solutions. Whether governance, employment, litigation, or other matters, let The Church Lawyers walk alongside you as you navigate legal issues facing your ministry. 

Sign up for the The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program today at thechurchlawyers.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/episode351.
 
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May 29, 2024

Every quarter, The Unstuck Group releases The Unstuck Church Report to help church leaders monitor trends and benchmarks in key ministry areas. 

In this episode, Tony and Amy discuss key findings from the Q2 2024 special edition of the report focused on staffing and structure trends. 

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 Horizons Stewardship

Horizons Stewardship utilizes a collaborative and integrated ministry framework designed to fit each organization’s unique culture and support church and faith-based nonprofit leaders in their mission to grow disciples and fund ministry through coaching, planning, technology, and analytics.

Horizons has over three decades of experience and has developed a spiritually focused approach that consistently yields more funding for ministry and more effective disciple-making strategies. With the support of seasoned ministry strategists, proven generosity guides, and ICF-trained coaches, ministries that partner with Horizons experience, on average, a double-digit increase in giving within the first year. 

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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/episode350.

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May 22, 2024

Constant crises, lack of training, inadequate systems for project management—there's a long list of reasons why the process of "assess, plan, and execute" may be simple but not easy. 

In the final episode of our series on "How Healthy Churches Grow," Tony and Amy share some practical, proven ways to carve out time to follow through on the priority initiatives you've identified to grow the church in health and numbers.

FREE WEBINAR:  What's Working in Large Churches Now

In this webinar, Tony Morgan is sitting down with lead pastors J.D. Greear, Eric Geiger and Adam Starling to discuss what’s actually working in their large churches now to reach new people and engage people in the life of the churchRegister now.

This Episode is Sponsored by PATH

Is your staff spending too much time pulling reports and creating dashboards to gain clarity, define reality and understand how engaged your people are? It's time to stop chasing reports and start focusing on people with PATH. Transform the data you already have into discipleship with PATH's clear, actionable reports. To learn more and to get your first free resource, visit pathengagement.com/unstuck today.

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/episode349.
 
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May 15, 2024

You can make better decisions today regarding people, money, current priorities, etc. when you have clarity on what the future looks like. 

In this episode of our series on "How Healthy Churches Grow," Tony and Amy focus on the importance of making it part of your culture to have a regular rhythm of planning that involves the right voices.

FREE WEBINAR:  What's Working in Large Churches Now

In this webinar, Tony Morgan is sitting down with lead pastors J.D. Greear, Eric Geiger and Adam Starling to discuss what’s actually working in their large churches now to reach new people and engage people in the life of the church. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by PATH

Is your staff spending too much time pulling reports and creating dashboards to gain clarity, define reality and understand how engaged your people are? It's time to stop chasing reports and start focusing on people with PATH. Transform the data you already have into discipleship with PATH's clear, actionable reports. To learn more and to get your first free resource, visit pathengagement.com/unstuck today.

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/episode348.
 
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May 8, 2024

Attendance growth isn't always a sign of health. After all, both healthy and unhealthy things can grow.

In the first episode of our new series on "How Healthy Churches Grow," Tony and Amy unpack the first principle of healthy growth based on our work with 650+ churches: objective assessment.

FREE WEBINAR: What's Working in Large Churches Now

In this webinar, Tony Morgan is sitting down with lead pastors J.D. Greear, Eric Geiger and Adam Starling to discuss what’s actually working in their large churches now to reach new people and engage people in the life of the church. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by PATH

As your church grows, it becomes difficult to see individuals through the crowd. It’s time to transform your data into discipleship with PATH. Using PATH’s clear, actionable reports to define reality, gain clarity, and know your people, you can be confident that you're maximizing your data to shepherd and care for the people in your church when they need you most.

To learn more and receive a free resource on "Shepherding Tips and Ideas," visit pathengagement.com/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/episode347.
 
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May 1, 2024

“Discussing the non-essentials ought to help you make disciples, not hinder you from making disciples.”

In this episode, Pastor Dave Dummitt from Willow Creek Community Church joins us to discuss exploring tough topics as a church and navigating non-essentials in our faith.

This Episode is Sponsored by PATH

As your church grows, it becomes difficult to see individuals through the crowd. It’s time to transform your data into discipleship with PATH. Using PATH’s clear, actionable reports to define reality, gain clarity, and know your people, you can be confident that you're maximizing your data to shepherd and care for the people in your church when they need you most.

To learn more and receive a free resource on "Shepherding Tips and Ideas," visit pathengagement.com/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/episode346.
 
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Apr 24, 2024

“My responsibility as a pastor isn't to convince you that my view on things is correct. My responsibility is to disciple you to be a better follower of Jesus.”

In this episode, Tony sits down with Andy Stanley to discuss how pastors can navigate controversial topics regarding politics—especially as we enter an election season in the US. 

> Registration closes TOMORROW for our 2024 Executive Pastor Cohort.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

This episode is brought to you by Planning Center, an all-in-one software to help you organize your ministries and care for your church. With an easy-to-use platform of products, you can bring people together with event signups, room and resource reservations, automatic volunteer scheduling, and much more. Start using for free now 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/episode345.
 
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Apr 17, 2024

“I have sensed a need from God to be courageous in these moments and recognize that not everyone's going to be happy with what I'm saying.”

In this episode, Rich Villodas, Pastor of New Life Fellowship (a large, multi-racial church in Queens, NY), offers wisdom for discipling our diverse churches on tough topics like sexuality.

Learn more about our Executive Pastor Cohort.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

This episode is brought to you by Planning Center, an all-in-one software to help you organize your ministries and care for your church. With an easy-to-use platform of products, you can bring people together with event signups, room and resource reservations, automatic volunteer scheduling, and much more. Start using for free now 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/episode344.
 
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Apr 10, 2024

We’re kicking off a special new series packed with practical wisdom from senior pastors to senior/teaching pastors to challenge and encourage them to equip their congregations to talk about tough topics in our world today.

In this episode, Pastor Rick Atchley shares how The Hills Church developed a sermon series around mental health and provides encouragement for other pastors looking to address this topic.

You can watch Pastor Rick’s series, Let’s Talk About Mental Health, here.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

This episode is brought to you by Planning Center, an all-in-one software to help you organize your ministries and care for your church. With an easy-to-use platform of products, you can bring people together with event signups, room and resource reservations, automatic volunteer scheduling, and much more. Start using for free now 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/episode343.
 
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Apr 3, 2024

Closed campuses were 40% more likely to have launched as a result of a merger with another church. That’s why we believe you need a clear multisite strategy before you can make good decisions about merger opportunities.

To wrap up our series on “Multisite Madness?,” Tony and Amy unpack the nine predictable outcomes of multisite through the lens of going multisite by a merger. 

Learn more about our process for helping monosite churches go multisite for the very first time.

Going Multisite: How to Launch Your First Campus & Avoid Common Pitfalls

The unknowns around going multisite for the first time can create anxiety—after all, if you’ve never led through this before, you “don’t know what you don’t know.” At this free webinar, we’ll help you get clarity on the how, when, and who of going multisite for the first time. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

This episode is brought to you by Planning Center, an all-in-one software to help you organize your ministries and care for your church. With an easy-to-use platform of products, you can bring people together with event signups, room and resource reservations, automatic volunteer scheduling, and much more. Start using for free now 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/episode342.
 
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Mar 27, 2024

What are the bare minimum leadership roles when you first launch a campus? How do you define central and campus roles? And what does a matrix structure really look like?

In this episode, Tony and Amy unpack the final three “predictable outcomes” of multisite related to defining your multisite structure and roles.

Learn more about our process for helping monosite churches go multisite for the very first time.

Going Multisite: How to Launch Your First Campus & Avoid Common Pitfalls

The unknowns around going multisite for the first time can create anxiety—after all, if you’ve never led through this before, you “don’t know what you don’t know.” At this free webinar, we’ll help you get clarity on the how, when, and who of going multisite for the first time. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by PlainJoe

Are you considering adding a second or third campus to your growing church? Need help telling your church’s unique story across every location? PlainJoe, a Storyland Studio, has you covered. Their team of creative storytellers, talented designers, and innovative architects are passionate about helping churches tell their stories through spatial, interactive, and strategic storytelling. To learn more about a large church can succeed launching its first campus in a smaller venue, read PlainJoe's article: "8 Questions to Ask Before Your Church Goes Multisite." 

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/episode341.

Join the 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 X. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Mar 20, 2024

What’s the key to launching at the right size, in the right space, and with the right launch team to build and sustain a new multisite campus?

In this episode, Tony and Amy unpack these questions and explain three “predictable outcomes” of multisite related to preparing for launch. 

Learn more about our process for helping monosite churches go multisite for the very first time.

Going Multisite: How to Launch Your First Campus & Avoid Common Pitfalls

The unknowns around going multisite for the first time can create anxiety—after all, if you’ve never led through this before, you “don’t know what you don’t know.” At this free webinar, we’ll help you get clarity on the how, when, and who of going multisite for the first time.  Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by PlainJoe

Are you considering adding a second or third campus to your growing church? Need help telling your church’s unique story across every location? PlainJoe, a Storyland Studio, has you covered. Their team of creative storytellers, talented designers, and innovative architects are passionate about helping churches tell their stories through spatial, interactive, and strategic storytelling. To learn more about a large church can succeed launching its first campus in a smaller venue, read PlainJoe's article: "8 Questions to Ask Before Your Church Goes Multisite." 

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/episode340.

Join the Conversation on Social Media

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Mar 13, 2024

All of the competing strategies and opinions around multisite can feel like madness: What really works? Is multisite right for every church? Is multisite right for ANY church?

In this new series, Tony and Amy walk through nine “predictable outcomes” of multisite to help monosite churches make the critical decisions that lead to more predictable multisite success.

Learn more about our process for helping monosite churches go multisite for the very first time.

Going Multisite: How to Launch Your First Campus & Avoid Common Pitfalls

The unknowns around going multisite for the first time can create anxiety—after all, if you’ve never led through this before, you “don’t know what you don’t know.” At this free webinar, We’ll help you get clarity on the how, when, and who of going multisite for the first time. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by PlainJoe

Are you considering adding a second or third campus to your growing church? Need help telling your church’s unique story across every location? PlainJoe, a Storyland Studio, has you covered. Their team of creative storytellers, talented designers, and innovative architects are passionate about helping churches tell their stories through spatial, interactive, and strategic storytelling. To learn more about a large church can succeed launching its first campus in a smaller venue, read PlainJoe's article: "8 Questions to Ask Before Your Church Goes Multisite." 

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/episode339.

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 X. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Mar 6, 2024

Every quarter, The Unstuck Group releases The Unstuck Church Report to help church leaders monitor trends and benchmarks in key ministry areas. 

In this episode, Tony and Amy discuss key findings from the Q1 2024 report and unpack what's distinctive about "Jesus-centric" churches.

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 Church Central Office

Church Central Office focuses on your finances so you can focus on ministry. The only outsourced and remote church accounting department and CFO team that is founded by a former Executive Pastor, Church Central Office knows what it’s like to juggle the complexities of church budgeting, finance, and operations.

With Church Central Office, you’ll receive dedicated finance management and reporting, advice on budgeting and forecasting, and trusted council for all your accounting needs. Learn 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/episode338.

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Feb 28, 2024

The way we staff and structure our team is revealing of what we really prioritize as a ministry.

In this episode, Tony and Amy walk through the journey of a new person and explain the staff structure and roles needed to be a church that reaches and connects new people well.

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This Episode is Sponsored by SecureGive

Giving presents challenges for growing churches. But SecureGive’s 7-in-1 system makes donating easy and secure, provides in-depth analytics and management tools for your team, and integrates with your Church Management System. It’s the system that scales to fit the needs of growing churches. SecureGive is offering 6 months of free software to get your church started—visit SecureGive.com/unstuck to learn 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/episode337.

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Feb 21, 2024

Our role as leaders is to empower our church to do the work of ministry and to make the mission their own.

In this episode, we’re joined by Jon and Dave Ferguson to discuss the B.L.E.S.S. model for mobilizing our congregations to reach our communities. 

Free Webinar: Reaching & Connecting New People in 2024

In this free webinar, ministry voices from North Point, Sun Valley Community Church, and Victory Hill Church will walk through proven strategies and best practices for creating intentional weekend services that reach and connect with new people. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by SecureGive

Giving presents challenges for growing churches. But SecureGive’s 7-in-1 system makes donating easy and secure, provides in-depth analytics and management tools for your team, and integrates with your Church Management System. It’s the system that scales to fit the needs of growing churches. SecureGive is offering 6 months of free software to get your church started—visit SecureGive.com/unstuck to learn 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/episode336.

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 X/Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Feb 14, 2024

We’re hearing from churches in this season that although lots of new people are walking through their doors each week, they’re having trouble connecting with them and helping them “become known.”

In this episode, Tony and Amy are joined by Nate Siemon, Lead Pastor of Lifepointe Church, and Tyler Smith, co-founder of Text in Church, to explore some of their tried and true ideas for connecting new people and helping them take next steps in your church.

Free Webinar: Reaching & Connecting New People in 2024

In this free webinar, ministry voices from North Point, Sun Valley Community Church, and Victory Hill Church will walk through proven strategies and best practices for creating intentional weekend services that reach and connect with new people. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by SecureGive

Giving presents challenges for growing churches. But SecureGive’s 7-in-1 system makes donating easy and secure, provides in-depth analytics and management tools for your team, and integrates with your Church Management System. It’s the system that scales to fit the needs of growing churches. SecureGive is offering 6 months of free software to get your church started—visit SecureGive.com/unstuck to learn 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/episode335.

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 X/Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

Feb 7, 2024

Churches are telling us that there's no shortage of new people walking through their doors each weekend—but they're struggling with how to connect and mobilize them into next steps.

In the first episode of our new series, Tony and Amy explain how to use (and how not to use) strategic events to reach new people. 

Free Webinar: Reaching & Connecting New People in 2024

In this free webinar, ministry voices from North Point, Sun Valley Community Church, and Victory Hill Church will walk through proven strategies and best practices for creating intentional weekend services that reach and connect with new people. Register now.

This Episode is Sponsored by SecureGive

Giving presents challenges for growing churches. But SecureGive’s 7-in-1 system makes donating easy and secure, provides in-depth analytics and management tools for your team, and integrates with your Church Management System. It’s the system that scales to fit the needs of growing churches. SecureGive is offering 6 months of free software to get your church started—visit SecureGive.com/unstuck to learn 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/episode334.

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 X/Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.

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