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Ed Khouri, director of Equipping Hearts for the Harvest, minister and author is happy to be broadcasting this free podcast in association with his blog: Gentle Ripples in a Big Pond. Stay tuned to insightful teachings and dive deeper with him as he answers questions that may have been stirred within you as you read his blog!
 
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 ...
 
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People close to Jesus were convinced they had met good personified. So they documented the story. They were convinced it wasn’t just for a nation or for a generation, but for all nations and every generation. This was good news, great joy, for all people—perhaps especially for those of us who aren’t all that good.…
 
Every quarter, The Unstuck Group releases The Unstuck Church Report to help church leaders monitor trends and benchmarks in areas like ministry reach, connection, staffing, leadership, and finances. In this episode, Tony and Amy are walking through the brand new data from our Q4 2021 report. You can subscribe to the quarterly report for free, or, i…
 
People close to Jesus were convinced they had met good personified. So they documented the story. They were convinced it wasn’t just for a nation or for a generation, but for all nations and every generation. This was good news, great joy, for all people—perhaps especially for those of us who aren’t all that good.…
 
The number of volunteer leaders may be one of the biggest differentiators between healthy and stuck churches. That's why in the final part of our series on healthy church numbers and metrics, Tony and Amy are explaining how you can identify, measure, and empower leaders in your church. For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the sho…
 
Like many people, you might find the Holy Spirit to be a bit of a mystery, however, scripture teaches that the Spirit can be the source of power in your life; an opportunity to experience God and even live supernaturally. But many of us don’t live that way. So where do you start?
 
Like many people, you might find the Holy Spirit to be a bit of a mystery, however, scripture teaches that the Spirit can be the source of power in your life; an opportunity to experience God and even live supernaturally. But many of us don’t live that way. So where do you start?
 
It's Part 2 of our series on "Healthy Church by the Numbers" and we're diving into the front door and connections metrics you should be tracking. In this episode, Tony and Amy are bringing practical wisdom on how you can effectively track your attendance, online engagement, front door reach, and spiritual growth. For the full episode transcript, li…
 
Like many people, you might find the Holy Spirit to be a bit of a mystery, however, scripture teaches that the Spirit can be the source of power in your life; an opportunity to experience God and even live supernaturally. But many of us don’t live that way. So where do you start?
 
Like many people, you might find the Holy Spirit to be a bit of a mystery, however, scripture teaches that the Spirit can be the source of power in your life; an opportunity to experience God and even live supernaturally. But many of us don’t live that way. So where do you start?
 
We often get questions around what healthy numbers and metrics look like for churches, and we'll be walking through some of those benchmarks in our new podcast series: Healthy Church by the Numbers. This week, Tony and Amy are starting with staffing and salary—answering your questions about staffing budgets, competing with the marketplace, what the…
 
Like many people, you might find the Holy Spirit to be a bit of a mystery, however, scripture teaches that the Spirit can be the source of power in your life; an opportunity to experience God and even live supernaturally. But many of us don’t live that way. So where do you start?
 
Like many people, you might find the Holy Spirit to be a bit of a mystery, however, scripture teaches that the Spirit can be the source of power in your life; an opportunity to experience God and even live supernaturally. But many of us don’t live that way. So where do you start?
 
We know the Church is called to unity, but it feels like we’re more divided than ever. How can we lead boldly from a place of unity and peace? In this episode, hear the replay of a conversation between Tony Morgan and Andy Stanley, Lead Pastor of North Point Community Church, on how to lead a divided church. For the full episode transcript, links m…
 
“In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”. You’ve probably heard this phrase to describe God as some part of a ceremony or service. You know what a father and a son are, but what is a ‘Holy Spirit’? How do you even relate to God as a ‘Spirit? Is it a transcendent encounter, an emotion you feel, or a weird ghost or aura? Like many people, yo…
 
“In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”. You’ve probably heard this phrase to describe God as some part of a ceremony or service. You know what a father and a son are, but what is a ‘Holy Spirit’? How do you even relate to God as a ‘Spirit? Is it a transcendent encounter, an emotion you feel, or a weird ghost or aura? Like many people, yo…
 
It's always important to get a clear picture of where we are now before we can make a plan to move forward. This week, Tony and Amy are breaking down some of the biggest trends in church and non-profit giving, and offering some tips for how churches can connect with new givers and encourage generosity. FREE WEBINAR: Join Tony Morgan and the team at…
 
For the last three weeks, we’ve been discussing the transition into a new leadership role—but this week, we wanted to provide a little bit of a different perspective. You don’t need a new job to get a fresh start. Instead, Tony and Amy are exploring how you can start fresh with a renewed passion and vision for exactly where God has you now. For the…
 
Lust is a strong passion of longing, especially for sexual desire, when we objectify another person for our own personal pleasure. It is not a private sin but also destroys the lives of others. Fight this sin actively and help one another pursue the ultimate pleasure/fulfillment found only in Jesus.
 
Lust is a strong passion of longing, especially for sexual desire, when we objectify another person for our own personal pleasure. It is not a private sin but also destroys the lives of others. Fight this sin actively and help one another pursue the ultimate pleasure/fulfillment found only in Jesus.
 
When entering a new role, it’s easy to be reactive to the opportunities and challenges that come with it. But if you want to experience success, you need to be proactive and intentional about developing a strategy. In this week's episode, Tony is joined by Chris Surratt of Harvest Church (Riverside, CA) to explore how leaders can define their wins …
 
Anger is a desire for vengeance, an emotion of resentment toward others or circumstances that arise out of self-preservation and one’s life or ego being challenged or threatened. Anger is not inherently evil. Recognize when it is sinful, placing one’s life or ego above all else, and learn how to fight it. Be challenged to take on a righteous, holy …
 
Anger is a desire for vengeance, an emotion of resentment toward others or circumstances that arise out of self-preservation and one’s life or ego being challenged or threatened. Anger is not inherently evil. Recognize when it is sinful, placing one’s life or ego above all else, and learn how to fight it. Be challenged to take on a righteous, holy …
 
This week, we're diving into the unique challenges of moving from an executive role to becoming the Senior Pastor. Listen in on a conversation between Tony and Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor of Connexus Church, around making the transition to senior leadership, scaling your team, and delegating what you used to own. For the full episode transcript, links…
 
Envy is an emotion that occurs when another person’s success or excellence overshadows your personal well-being based on our comparisons. The sin is rooted in believing that God is not good enough in your own life. Counter this vice with kindness, and taking on the posture of Jesus - desiring the happiness of others instead of their harm. How do we…
 
The conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Here’s what’s critical: How you think tends to become how you live your life. What if it were possible to move towards internal freedom and win the war in your mind?…
 
We're seeing it in the marketplace and in the church: people are leaving their jobs and making big career shifts. If you've experienced a role change or restructuring, how can you lead well into this next season of ministry? This week, Tony and Amy are exploring how to lead with a fresh sense of vision when taking on a new role. As uncertainty incr…
 
The conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Sometimes what you hear comes from your past, while other messages are lies you’ve picked up over time, and others show up as anxiety and self-doubt. Here’s what’s critical: How you think tends to become …
 
Most churches are still focused on getting people to return back to their services. And it’s easy to understand why. But are you feeling the call to put your focus forward again? Last week, Tony Morgan, Amy Anderson, and Sean Bublitz hosted a live webinar on "Finding Church Health Again." Listen in on their conversation as they discuss assessing mi…
 
The conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Sometimes what you hear comes from your past, while other messages are lies you’ve picked up over time, and others show up as anxiety and self-doubt. Here’s what’s critical: How you think tends to become …
 
The conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Sometimes what you hear comes from your past, while other messages are lies you’ve picked up over time, and others show up as anxiety and self-doubt. Here’s what’s critical: How you think tends to become …
 
When it comes to staffing and structure, most teams think about their people, then their structure, then their strategy. But we believe that the opposite should be true. This week, Tony and Amy are explaining their strategy-first approach for developing an effective staffing structure for churches. For the full episode transcript, links mentioned d…
 
There are no shortcuts to becoming a healthy, growing, thriving church. Instead, what we see in the churches experiencing the most success is a consistent determined commitment to ministry planning over an extended period of time. This week, Tony and Amy are making the case for strategic planning and "consistent strategic obedience" as the key to l…
 
How to Deal With Your Inner Critic - the conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Sometimes what you hear comes from your past, other messages are lies you’ve picked up over time, others show up as anxiety and self-doubt. Here’s what’s critical - ho…
 
How to Deal With Your Inner Critic - the conversations you have most often are the ones you have in your own mind. And if you are honest, they are likely more negative than positive. Sometimes what you hear comes from your past, other messages are lies you’ve picked up over time, others show up as anxiety and self-doubt. Here’s what’s critical - ho…
 
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