REPLAY: Tony Morgan on 10 Characteristics of Unstuck Churches – Episode 88

REPLAY: Tony Morgan on 10 Characteristics of Unstuck Churches – Episode 88


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It’s kind of crazy, but this podcast has almost been around for 2 years! 84 episodes ago, we had a really great conversation with Tony Morgan, founder of The Unstuck Group, as we walk through 10 characteristics of unstuck churches. This was pre-pandemic and is a great conversation to ground us and remind us of our purpose and our direction.

Tony is a dear friend that we’ve known for a long time. And the honesty, experience, and conviction he comes into this conversation with made this such a powerful discussion.

We all want our churches to be healthy, both deep and wide. But what should that look like? What are some characteristics of churches that are effectively reaching their community for Jesus? Find out all of that in today’s episode!


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Key Takeaways

1) A willingness to change is crucial. Across the board, we have to be open-handed about how we do ministry. An openness to change methods is a key aspect of unstuck churches.

2) Unstuck churches fight the pressure to focus inward. A lot of the points that Tony highlighted came back to this takeaway right here. Focusing too much on the people inside our church hurts our ability to understand and reach the people outside our church.

3) Small churches are not “less than.” This was our favorite part of the conversation. When we talk about healthy/unhealthy churches, we’re not talking about large/small churches. The size of your church does not change your ability to be “unstuck” and effectively impact your community for Jesus.

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