Plain and simple, today’s episode is one you don’t want to miss.
Amy Anderson is the Director of Consulting at The Unstuck Group, and someone I greatly respect.
In this conversation, she shares about what stage of the church lifecycle most churches are currently in, what the Unstuck team has been seeing in church leaders, practical ways we can leverage our digital presence, and timely reminders of our collective purpose.
This conversation is practical, filled with Scripture, and challenging. I look forward to hearing what stands out most to you!
1) “We often don’t take action when finances are good.” Amy shares that 80% of churches are in the maintenance phase of the church lifecycle. Interestingly, this phase is usually the healthiest financial time of a church’s life, but it’s when the ministry starts to drift inward.
2) We always need to bring our people back to the mission. Amy has such a gift of maintaining the focus on the Church’s actual mission. She is an incredible example for each of us.
3) Digital strategy is the muscle the church needs to build right now. Amy shares, “When a big shift has happened, we want to go back to what we know.” But things have changed. The vast majority of people who are not connected to the faith will build trust online before they take a step in-person.
And one last quote I want to highlight: “I don’t want to watch people I don’t know sing songs I don’t know for twenty minutes.” Whew!
Links to Resources Mentioned or Related
- The Unstuck Group
- The Unstuck Church Podcast
- Seth Godin
- Read Stalled: Hope and Help for Pastors Who Thought They’d Be There By Now
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