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Now displaying: May, 2023
May 31, 2023

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 walk through the data and trends from our Q2 2023 staffing-focused report, including staffing insights by ministry type, generation, and more.

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/episode298.

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.

May 24, 2023

On the surface, it might seem like churches with several thousands of people in attendance don't face any new barriers to growth—however, even very large churches can get stuck and hit a plateau. 

In this final episode of our series, we'll discuss breaking the 10,000 barrier by exploring common growth barriers that affect churches with thousands in attendance.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

Planning Center is an all-in-one church management system that gives you the tools you need to organize your ministries and give your congregants a place to engage. Go to planningcenter.com and start your 30-day free trial today.

Free Webinar:  Church Growth Barriers on May 25

If your ministry has hit a plateau or you feel there’s something holding your church back from the next level of growth, this webinar is designed to help you identify that core issue and find your next step towards health. Register now.

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/episode297.

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.

May 17, 2023

Some common issues hold true for churches of all denominations and expressions as they grow beyond 1,000 and face an entirely new set of challenges as they near 2-3,000 mark.

In this episode, we'll discuss breaking the 2-3,000 barrier by exploring the common challenges that hold large churches back from future growth with some practical ideas on how to approach them.

This Episode is Sponsored by Planning Center

Planning Center is an all-in-one church management system that gives you the tools you need to organize your ministries and give your congregants a place to engage. Go to planningcenter.com and start your 30-day free trial today.

Free Webinar:  Church Growth Barriers on May 25

If your ministry has hit a plateau or you feel there’s something holding your church back from the next level of growth, this webinar is designed to help you identify that core issue and find your next step towards health. Register now.

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/episode296.

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.

May 10, 2023

Different churches wrestle with different issues, but many times those challenges are a reflection of the church’s size.

In this episode, we discuss breaking the 1,000 barrier by exploring what challenges get many mid-size churches stuck and providing practical wisdom for moving forward.

This Episode is Sponsored by BELAY

If you’re overwhelmed trying to do it all, BELAY can help. BELAY, a modern church staffing organization with fractional, U.S.-based Accounting and Virtual Assistant services, has helped busy church leaders do just that for more than a decade. To help you figure out where to start, BELAY is offering a free resource to guide you through what tasks you should delegate. Get out of the administrative weeds and back to growing your organization with BELAY.

Free Webinar: Church Growth Barriers on May 25

If your ministry has hit a plateau or you feel there’s something holding your church back from the next level of growth, this webinar is designed to help you identify that core issue and find your next step towards health. Register now.

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/episode295.

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.

May 3, 2023

We want all churches, regardless of their size today, to be healthy and to experience growth. That’s why in this new series, we’re going to discuss how to break common growth barriers for churches of four different sizes: small, mid-size, large, and very large.

In this episode, Tony and Amy will walk through seven common reasons that small churches get stuck and offer practical ideas for breaking into the next season of growth.

This Episode is Sponsored by BELAY

If you’re overwhelmed trying to do it all, BELAY can help. BELAY, a modern church staffing organization with fractional, U.S.-based Accounting and Virtual Assistant services, has helped busy church leaders do just that for more than a decade. To help you figure out where to start, BELAY is offering a free resource to guide you through what tasks you should delegate. Get out of the administrative weeds and back to growing your organization 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/episode294.

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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