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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 churches across North America each year.
* Practical advice to help you lead your church towards sustained health.

We think that after listening to The Unstuck Church Podcast, you’ll want to start these discussions with your own team at your next staff meeting.

Add your thoughts to the conversation on social media using #unstuckchurch.

The Unstuck Church Podcast with Tony Morgan Tony Morgan

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 126 Ratings

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 churches across North America each year.
* Practical advice to help you lead your church towards sustained health.

We think that after listening to The Unstuck Church Podcast, you’ll want to start these discussions with your own team at your next staff meeting.

Add your thoughts to the conversation on social media using #unstuckchurch.

    The Unexpected Benefits of a Healthy Volunteer Culture

    The Unexpected Benefits of a Healthy Volunteer Culture

    As people are coming back and still more new people are showing up, finding volunteers to support our mission has become more important than ever.
    We're kicking off a new series on Rethinking Volunteer Engagement and exploring new data insights and practical wisdom around building a healthy volunteer culture. In this episode, Tony and Amy explore the connections between volunteer engagement and unity and generosity in the church.
    Free Training: "How to Engage More Volunteers & Leaders This Fall"
    As we approach Fall 2022, how can we attract and engage more volunteers and leaders to our ministry teams? And once we’ve engaged them, how do we approach onboarding and caring for our volunteer teams? Join us on September 1 for this free event.
    This Episode is Sponsored by ServeHQ
    ServeHQ is simple video training courses that help you equip volunteers and develop leaders. You can create your own training or use their video library. You can even automate next steps to onboard new people. Check it out at ServeHQ.church.
    For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode256.
    Join the Live Conversation on Social Media
    If you're listening on Wednesday, when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.
    Ask your questions and add your comments about the topic.
    If you're catching this episode later, you can still join in! Just tag us @unstuckgroup or use #unstuckchurch, and include [episode 256] in your post for reference.

    • 17 min
    Signs You Need to Restructure: Lack of Alignment & Span of Care

    Signs You Need to Restructure: Lack of Alignment & Span of Care

    After working with hundreds of churches through the years on the issue of structure, it’s become clear that some staffing and structure strategies help churches accomplish their mission… and some do not.
    This week, we're wrapping up our conversation around Signs You Need to Restructure with three final warning signs related to span of care issues and lack of team/ministry alignment.
    Free Webinar: How to Restructure Your Church Staff
    You’re perfectly structured to get the results you’re getting. Join us on July 28 for this free 1-hour webinar event unpacking how to restructure your church staff for the health and effectiveness of your ministry. It's not too late—register today!
    For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode255.
    Join the Live Conversation on Social Media
    Join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.
    If you're catching this episode later, you can still join in! Just tag us @unstuckgroup or use #unstuckchurch, and include [episode 255] in your post for reference.

    • 23 min
    Signs You Need to Restructure: Leadership Capacity & Diversity

    Signs You Need to Restructure: Leadership Capacity & Diversity

    Sometimes churches put people in leadership positions when they simply don’t have the leadership gift or capacity required for the role.
    In this episode, we're unpacking three more warning signs it's time to restructure, including the importance of clarifying decision rights and why leadership teams need all kinds of diversity to thrive.
    Free Webinar: How to Restructure Your Church Staff
    You’re perfectly structured to get the results you’re getting. Join us on July 28 for this free 1-hour webinar event unpacking how to restructure your church staff for the health and effectiveness of your ministry. Register today.
    For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode254.
    Join the Live Conversation on Social Media
    Join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.
    If you're catching this episode later, you can still join in! Just tag us @unstuckgroup or use #unstuckchurch, and include [episode 254] in your post for reference.

    • 26 min
    Signs You Need to Restructure: Legacy Structure

    Signs You Need to Restructure: Legacy Structure

    You’re perfectly structured to get the results you’re getting today—so if you want different results, it will likely require you to change both your strategy AND your structure.
    In this episode, we're unpacking the problems with a legacy structure and identifying four more warning signs that your structure needs to change.
    Free Webinar: How to Restructure Your Church Staff
    You’re perfectly structured to get the results you’re getting. Join us on July 28 for this free 1-hour webinar event unpacking how to restructure your church staff for the health and effectiveness of your ministry. Register today.
    For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode253.
    Join the Live Conversation on Social Media
    Join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.
    If you're catching this episode later, you can still join in! Just tag us @unstuckgroup or use #unstuckchurch, and include [episode 253] in your post for reference.

    • 17 min
    Signs You Need to Restructure: Overstaffing

    Signs You Need to Restructure: Overstaffing

    Most churches have lower attendance today than they had three years ago—but they still haven’t right-sized their staff team to reflect their current attendance.
    In this four-week series, we’ll walk through a number of early warning signs that it’s time to address staffing issues and restructure in your ministry team. In this episode, we'll focus on overstaffing.
    Free Webinar: How to Restructure Your Church Staff
    You’re perfectly structured to get the results you’re getting. Join us on July 28 for this free 1-hour webinar event unpacking how to restructure your church staff for the health and effectiveness of your ministry. Register today.
    This Episode is Sponsored by The Church Laywers
    The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program was created for organizations just like yours. Whether governance, employment, litigation, or other matters, let The Church Lawyers walk alongside you as you navigate legal issues facing your ministry.  Sign up for the The Church Lawyers’ Client Member program today at thechurchlawyers.com.
    For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during the show, and to download the Leader Conversation Guide, visit this episode's Show Notes at theunstuckgroup.com/episode252.
    Join the Live Conversation on Social Media
    If you're listening on Wednesday, when the episode first releases, join the live conversation The Unstuck Group's team will be having on social media about this week's topic. We use hashtag #unstuckchurch on Twitter. Or you can join in on Facebook.
    Ask your questions and add your comments about the topic.
    If you're catching this episode later, you can still join in! Just tag us @unstuckgroup or use #unstuckchurch, and include [episode 252] in your post for reference.

    • 29 min
    Coming Next: Signs You Need To Restructure Your Staff

    Coming Next: Signs You Need To Restructure Your Staff

    Churches today are overstaffed. Their org charts don’t align with their new post-pandemic ministry strategies. And the Great Resignation has left serious gaps in leadership.
    This July, we’re kicking off a four-part series unpacking the four “Signs You Need to Restructure Your Staff." We need to right-size our teams and restructure for the future health of our churches today. 

    Subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode, and join us on July 6 as we kick off "Signs You Need to Restructure Your Staff."

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

zoverflow ,

SUCH a valuable resource!

Tony Morgan and his team are so gifted at articulating the greatest issues church leaders face today, while also providing their own unique and proven methods to help solve those issues! The podcast name is also brilliant…because after listening to this podcast, you will truly leave feeling no longer stuck. Thank you guys!

MGinBG ,

So incredibly helpful

The unstuck group podcast is consistently insightful and helpful. One of the few podcasts I put on ‘auto download’. Keep up the good work.

Orchard.Church ,

THE BEST!!!

Tony Morgan and The Unstuck group are the best strategic thinkers in the church world! I never miss an episode in order to stay Unstuck and moving forward with our vision and mission. We have utilized their services and recommended them to many other churches all with raving reviews. You guys are THE BEST!!! 😊

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