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Are you a product manager or business leader who has questions about how to develop and implement successful business strategies? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Dear Strategy is an award-winning blog and podcast that is dedicated to providing education and advice on the subjects of product and business strategy. Brought to you by the experts at Strategy Generation Company, each episode features user-submitted questions and real-life business stories that are analyzed, explained, ...
 
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 ...
 
Entrepreneur Abundance System (EAS) is a video podcast show for owners, managers, and marketers of a small business. Its host, Dr. Betsy Kruger, has guided thousands to earn more yet work less in their startup. She releases new episodes on Tuesdays and Thursday at noon. Each 3-minute episode reveals new ways to profit from the 80/20 rule. Step-by-step your business will focus on top customers, use effective marketing strategies, and spark your profits.
 
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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…
 
Where do you find the right person to lead your digital ministry? What should your digital ministry focus on? How do you reach new people online? For months, we’ve been coaching churches to find a leader for their digital ministry strategies and in this week’s episode we’re sitting down with a church that has done exactly that. Paul Alexander serve…
 
How can you maximize your ministry impact? Your team plays a big role. We've heard from a lot of churches that have questions about how to structure their team. They're re-evaluating what roles they need to have on their staff team and looking for clarity on how to structure their leadership team moving forward. If you're wondering how to structure…
 
On this episode of Dear Strategy, we answer the following question… Dear Strategy: “What is the single most important common element that you see in successful strategy executions?” *** We also share a very special announcement, related to this question, about the future strategy of our show! *** Visit our Blog to read the full post that goes along…
 
What are the common mistakes multisite churches make in staffing and structure? Now that the church has embraced multisite for over 20 years, there are predictable outcomes that we see related to how churches design and structure their multisite churches. Some of those outcomes are good and they help the church grow and expand in healthy ways. And …
 
What do church mergers have to do with multisite strategy? And why is this such a critical conversation right now? Pre-COVID 20% of churches who took our Unstuck Church Assessment identified that they were in the "life support" stage. For many struggling churches, merging with a healthy, thriving church is their best option. And for larger, healthy…
 
What are the common challenges that multisite churches face? Should your church consider going multisite? Multisite churches have come increasingly popular. 20 years ago, there were only 200 multisite churches across the country. In 2019, there were more than 5,000. The pandemic has also contributed to a growing interest in multisite strategy as ch…
 
What should churches be measuring right now? What's been happening across churches over the last 9 months of doing ministry in the midst of the pandemic? In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson unpack key findings from The Unstuck Church Report and dig into trends in giving, staffing, online engagement, an…
 
How do you equip your congregation to bless their neighbors? How can you create a culture at your church where you're developing meaningful friendships with people outside the faith? Barna's research indicates more than six in 10 non-Christians and lapsed Christians say they would be open to talking about faith matters with someone who listens with…
 
How do you plan for the future of your church when the future is so uncertain? After surviving the incredible disruption of 2020, all of us are looking for a clear path forward. The good news is you don't need to wait for certainty to get clear on your church's mission, vision, and strategic plan. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcas…
 
What should churches invest in financially? 6 out of 10 churches are doing better than before and giving is up. But 4 out of 10 churches have, understandably, experienced a financial decline in the last year. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson unpack 3 key investment strategies for churches in the new…
 
How do you structure your team for a hybrid church model? Many churches are wondering what roles they need on their team, what to measure, and how to align their staff around a hybrid church model with both online and in-person ministry strategies. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson unpack the 3 new k…
 
You did it. You survived one of the most disruptive, unpredictable years we've ever seen. And your church survived too. But the stop-gap strategies that helped churches stay afloat through the last year are not the strategies that will set them up for long-term health and growth. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and…
 
What strategic shifts do churches need to make due to the coronavirus? This week, we take a look back at our most popular conversation from 2020 and dig into the practical ways that churches need to change their ministry strategies to continue not just survive but thrive in the new normal and continue making disciples.…
 
On this episode of Dear Strategy, we talk about the true value proposition of college. Given the outrageous prices, coupled with the fact that many students aren’t coming out of college with all the tools they need to be successful in their chosen fields of study, it’s hard to see how there is any real value proposition left here at all. And, yet, …
 
How do you structure your team for a hybrid church model? How do you staff for a digital-first ministry strategy? Many churches are struggling to optimize and align their staff team around a hybrid church model and make the mental shift from being a church with online options to being an online organization with in-person options. In this week's ep…
 
On this episode of Dear Strategy, we answer the following question… Dear Strategy: “Is there a way to test your strategy prior to implementation?” Visit our Blog to read the full post that goes along with this episode. Subscribe to Our Mailing List to stay up to date on all the latest episodes. If you’re interested in having Strategy Generation Com…
 
One of the biggest questions we've been asked since the pandemic hit is: What should we be measuring now? So this week we're going to walk through what to measure and what matters in the world of online disciple making. There are a lot of easy-to-see metrics clamoring for your attention. But at the end of the day, there is a simple principle that w…
 
How do you make disciples online? If you want your church to thrive in 2021, you need to figure out how to both reach new people and engage with your current congregation digitally. At this point, 10 months into the pandemic, many churches are seeing less and less engagement online. In order to create a strong, successful digital ministry strategy,…
 
On this episode of Dear Strategy, we analyze the practice of offering the same basic product across several different brands – especially when some of those brands are positioned as premium and some are – well – not! Is this a good strategy for companies to take, or is it something that will eventually backfire on them? Visit our Blog to read the f…
 
What does it take to create an effective church board? Over the last 11 years of working with churches, we've found that church governance is a key difference between healthy, growing churches and churches that are stuck or in decline. In this week’s episode, Tony Morgan and Sean Bublitz dig into the best practices for selecting board members and s…
 
What makes an effective church board? What roles should they take on and what's the responsibility of the staff team? After working with close to 500 churches over the last 11 years, here's what we've learned are common mistakes church board's make and the 5 key roles they need to own. For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the sho…
 
On this episode of Dear Strategy, we answer the following question… Dear Strategy: “How can we measure the success of our strategy using some KPI other than orders? How do we learn from our failures?” Visit our Blog to read the full post that goes along with this episode. Subscribe to Our Mailing List to stay up to date on all the latest episodes. …
 
The demands and expectations for leading ministry seem to be surging. We're all changing how we do ministry, serve people in our communities, and care for the sick. The workload has grown exponentially, and none of us can do it all. You, and the people on your team, are only human. In last week's episode, we talked about how pastors can stay emotio…
 
In this episode, Geoff reads from Anders Hemre's October 2020 Brainovation Newsletter on Collective Intelligence and Functional Stupidity. Links: Thomas Malone What is Collective Intelligence and why should you use it? Mats Alvesson Interview with Anders Hemre (PDF) Insights on Ignorance Mats Alvesson (YouTube) Livet i dumhetens tid You can find An…
 
You're under greater pressure than ever… and being criticized more than ever… how do pastors stay emotionally healthy right now? Pastors are telling us they feel like they just can't make a right call. It doesn't matter which decision they're making—they've got people criticizing them from every angle. It’s been an exhausting year, and it’s likely …
 
On this episode of Dear Strategy, we analyze the practice of turning almost everything into a subscription! We’ll talk about when this model works, when it doesn’t, and what the future looks like if companies keep trying to move their customers in this direction. Visit our Blog to read the full post that goes along with this episode. Subscribe to O…
 
What if we had to rethink the importance of getting new people to a building or a program... for the long haul? As part of a recent Unstuck Masterclass, Tony had the opportunity to interview Nona Jones and Jeff Brodie on the shift that's happening from engaging new people with in-person services to engaging them online. Nona serves as the head of F…
 
Approximately 1 staff person for every 18 people showing up for in-person church attendance... Approximately 1 staff person in dedicated roles responsible for digital ministry strategy for every 1,273 online viewers... We found some interesting—and some alarming—data points in our most recent survey on the state of digital ministry strategy. In col…
 
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