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With THE UNSTUCK CHURCH PODCAST, we invite you into the real-time conversations our team is having about church leadership every week. Hosted by Tony Morgan, this podcast explores common challenges in ministry and practical steps for tackling them. It’s like getting to be a fly on the wall of our staff meetings. Tune in weekly for: * Insights, observations and trends for church leaders from Tony Morgan. * Benchmarks in church growth and health from The Unstuck Group’s work serving hundreds c ...
 
The FYI on Youth Ministry brings together the Fuller Youth Institute’s groundbreaking research, practical advice from ministry experts, and heartfelt stories from diverse church leaders and young people to give you ideas and inspiration for your youth ministry. Join Kara Powell and the FYI Team as we equip faithful young people to change our world together. Find out more at https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/podcast
 
On The Generosity Labs Podcast, hosted by Kenny Jahng, we talk to pastors, consultants, service providers and other church leaders. We discuss the current trends, models and best practices for developing giving as a robust part of your community life. Are you ready to learn more about how you can get a culture of generosity to flourish from the inside out? Discover more resources and transcripts of our podcast episodes at www.GenerosityLabs.org
 
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We recently hosted a virtual roundtable event called RE-ENGAGE: Carrying the Mission Forward in the New Normal where pastors from across North America got together to share the successes and challenges their churches are experiencing as they begin to reopen and re-engage. In this episode, you'll hear the replay of that roundtable conversation and g…
 
Oftentimes in the busyness of our roles, our days get filled with the things that are urgent. We spend a lot of our time trying to do all the work of ministry by ourselves. But in the end, this only serves to stunt the potential growth and impact of our church. This week, Tony and Amy were joined by Andrea Lathrop, Executive Pastor of Leadership De…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with generosity expert, John Ruhlin for a conversation about how generosity builds relationships. Listen in as John reminds us that organizations rise and fall on relationships and we need to put intentional effort into making our customers, team members, and constituents feel appreci…
 
Most churches start with the same mission: reach new people for Jesus. But over time, this mission shifts from reaching the people on the outside to appeasing the people on the inside. Once this shift occurs, the church is headed toward decline. This week, Tony sat down with Michael Moore, the Executive Pastor at Faith Chapel and consultant at The …
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Hillsong Global Worship and Creative Pastor, Cass Langton for a conversation about creativity. Who is a creative? How do you foster a creative mind? How do you lead creatives towards execution without killing the creativity? Listen in as Cass shares her wisdom on cultivating crea…
 
Out of the 15,000+ churches that have taken our Unstuck Church Assessment, about 85% self-assessed as being on the declining side of the lifecycle. So if you find yourself in one of these phases, you’re not alone. This week, in the final part of our Ask This, Not That series, Tony and Amy are discussing the declining side of the lifecycle: maintena…
 
Today, we're celebrating, because our podcast is officially 200 episodes old. They grow up so fast! To celebrate this special occasion, Amy and I decided to take a quick pause from our current series and "pull back the curtain" of the podcast. You'll get to meet the full team of Unstuck rockstars that help us record, edit, publish, and share this p…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we bring you Levi Lusko direct from the Catalyst stage. In this talk, Levi addresses the dangers of the curse of knowledge, encourages us to push into the deeper work of sanctification, and shares three specific petitions found in the Lord’s Prayer. Listen in as Levi explores what The Lord’s Prayer teaches u…
 
If we're winning, why would we change? Churches in sustained health are often wondering how they can preserve what's working, when they should be asking what they need to change. In this week's episode, Tony and Amy discuss why healthy churches still need to embrace change, explain the three multiplication strategies every healthy church needs, and…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with author of The Trust Edge, David Horsager for a conversation about the leading indicator of an impactful person and an impactful organization. Listen in as David shares the 8 pillars of trust and provides a simple exercise to help your values move from the wall into the daily oper…
 
Most organizations start, grow, thrive, lose momentum, decline… and eventually end. The same is true for most churches. In our new series, “Ask This, Not That,” we're exploring the seven phases of the church lifecycle: launch, momentum growth, strategic growth, sustained health, maintenance, preservation, and life support. This week, we'll unpack t…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Christine Caine for an honest and frank conversation about spiritual drift. How do we recognize it? What causes it? And what can we do once we discover it in our lives and leadership? Listen in as Christine shares her journey of turning her eyes back to Jesus in her thoughts, pra…
 
When it comes to giving and stewardship, you need to remind people what you want for them rather than what you want from them. In the final part of our re-engagement series, Tony sat down with Bronson Crawford, the Stewardship Director at Athens Church in Athens, Georgia. Even before Covid, they were thinking intentionally and getting creative when…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with NT Wright for a wide-ranging conversation covering lessons learned from the pandemic, leading in the new creation, and the best advice we’ve heard for leaders in a while. Listen in as Bishop Wright shares the difference between biblical morality and cultural morality and points u…
 
When Covid hit, everything shifted online. Suddenly kids wired for participation and activity were stuck in front of screens Monday through Friday, then again on Sunday morning. Digital fatigue set in and every family was stretched thin. Some gave up altogether. Now as we look toward reopening and re-engaging our churches, we're all wondering: what…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, for a wide-ranging conversation about the role of the public square in the life of a Jesus follower. Listen in as Bill shares how faith can be a redemptive, healing presence in the public square - as it must be, if our nation is to flourish. …
 
The days of us turning on the “We’re open” light and waiting for people to show up for church are behind us. Reopening and re-engaging your congregation has likely already been more challenging than expected. We need to engage our mission field and compel them to come (see Luke 14:23). There are no real experts in this season, but churches in some …
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we bring you Henry Cloud direct from the Catalyst stage. Listen in as Henry provides four practical steps to becoming a whole leader. What problems result when we lack health in these areas? What changes do we need to make in our lives in order to bring about healing? Keep up with Henry: Instagram: @drhenryc…
 
On the other side... You’ve been waiting for this day for months. Instead of talking about how ministry strategy needs to shift because of the pandemic, you’re starting to talk about what ministry will look like on the other side of it. But if you’re like most of the pastors we’re talking to, reopening and re-engaging your congregation has already …
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Passion’s Louie Giglio, for a wide-ranging conversation about the constant battle we all have with our thoughts. Listen in as Louie shares how you can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to lead the battle. Learn how to find encourage…
 
Giving and attendance—If you were used to measuring church health only by tracking giving and attendance, then the last year has been very confusing. It's not an overstatement to say most pastors have been struggling to get a pulse on the health of their ministries. But truth be told, even before the pandemic most churches didn't know what to track…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with founder of New Story, Brett Hagler, for a wide-ranging conversation about what it takes to create an innovative and impactful non-profit organization. Listen in as Brett shares how God transformed his vision from personal to holistic, what it takes to challenge traditional ways o…
 
No one TRIES to lead ineffective meetings, but any leader can get a bit lazy. The 9 key practices we share in this episode aren't rocket science, but they are things we see many church leaders just letting slip. When a team is clear on direction and wins, and puts these principles into practice in their meetings, people actually like meetings. They…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Dr. Matthew Sleeth for an important conversation about the epidemic of suicide. Listen in as Dr. Sleeth shares his personal and professional experiences with depression and suicide, challenging Christians to become part of the solution and offers the practical and spiritual tools …
 
What drives leaders completely crazy? Lack of follow-through. It's honestly one of the most common frustrations we hear from church leaders. They invest time, prayer, dreaming, talking, and planning around what God has next for their ministry, but then nothing happens. There’s no follow-through. A distraction, or a crisis—something that feels more …
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we return to the Catalyst stage with a talk from Tim Elmore about the newest generation coming of age, Generation Z. Listen in as Tim lays out the nine hidden challenges facing the most anxious population and dives deep into how leaders can best lead this generation that is currently “coping and hoping”. Kee…
 
Are you leading too many direct reports? A senior leader's span of care can significantly impact a team’s ability to clarify roles and maintain alignment. Part of span of care is giving direction related to the mission, strategy, and priorities of your church, but the other piece of it is the discipleship of the people on your team. Many leaders th…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Rich Villodas for a wide-ranging conversation covering what Rich has learned from walking through the COVID season in NYC, the future of spiritual formation, and the importance of examining both the interior and exterior life. Listen in as Rich shares five forgotten values that c…
 
How do you define reality for your team and why is it important? In 2019, 85% of churches that took the Unstuck Church Assessment self-identified as being in the “declining” stage of the life cycle. Now, having survived 2020, more churches than ever are feeling stuck. So we’re kicking off a four-part series on how to create alignment in your minist…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Ryan Hawk for a wide-ranging conversation covering how to handle rejection, tenacity, resilience, preparedness, and how to always be a learner. Keep up with Ryan: Instagram: @ryanhawk12 Twitter: @RyanHawk12 Facebook: The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Website: https://learni…
 
"Do we have to embrace digital ministry?" "Do churches need to mimic the business world when it comes to online options?" "Do we really have to hire new roles for our staff team?" We've been getting a lot of questions about digital ministry strategy now that we're a year into the changes that COVID accelerated. The initial changes churches were for…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Jon Acuff for a wide-ranging conversation covering the soundtracks that play in our heads. Why do we have them? What do they say to us? How do we change them? Listen in as Jon offers a proven plan to change overthinking from a super problem into a superpower. Keep up with Jon: In…
 
How important is data? What role should data play in your ministry strategy? What should you measure? In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, we sit down again with the Sun Valley Church team to dig into the practical ways they use data to inform their ministry strategies and how churches can leverage data to help reach more people wi…
 
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