Tony Morgan, Founder of the Unstuck Group breaks down some fundamentals of a thriving church for this season of ministry.
Evangelism, making disciples, growing deeper in faith — the mission of the church remains the same. But, do more activities really mean more disciples? And, what about virtual services after the pandemic?
Tony Morgan challenges listeners to consider whether their congregation is declining and what to do about it.
What You’ll Learn:What thriving churches look like during this season
About the lingering impacts of the covid pandemic on local congregations
What an effective discipleship strategy looks like
About the Guest: Tony Morgan is Founder of the Unstuck Group which has served more than 500 churches since 2009.
As the Lead Strategist, Tony works with church leaders, helping them to refocus on discipleship and impact their community in their unique context.
It is a role that grew from his time as a pastor. After sharing his experiences, he was eventually asked to come along side leaders of other congregations.
There are numerous resources available on the Unstuck Group website: articles, whitepapers and The Unstuck Church Podcast which has thousands of listeners each month.
Tony has authored several books, including The Unstuck Church.
Scripture Related to Episode:https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+28%3A19-20%2CLuke+24%3A44-48&version=ESV (Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 24:44-48; Mission of the Church)
Links Related to Episode:https://theunstuckgroup.com/ (The Unstuck Group)
https://theunstuckgroup.com/landing-page/unstuck-church-book/ (Book, The Unstuck Church)
https://www.amazon.com/Tony-Morgan/e/B002BMDB6A/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 (Tony Morgan, Author)
https://theunstuckgroup.com/content-types/podcast/ (The Unstuck Church Podcast)
Show Notes:01:22 - Tony Morgan, Family and Ministry
03:11 - Free Resources for Churches
06:05 - Need for Translators
07:22 - How the Unstuck Group Started
08:22 - Is There a Right Way to Do a Healthy Church?
09:45 - 4 Steps to Help a Church's Mission
11:25 - Right Sized Strategies
13:57 - What Churches Need to Change Post Covid
14:55 - 4 Differences between Growing and Declining Churches
17:44 - Giving Ministry Away
20:37 - Post Covid Pastor Burn Out
23:08 - Same Mission, Different Methodologies
24:11 - Virtual, Hybrid or Corporate Worship
25:41 - Managing Digital Ministry
28:32 - Are More Church Programs Really Better?
29:33 - Recipe for Discipleship
30:52 - How Many are Too Many Church Programs
31:51 - What Really Works for Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
33:20 - Multisite Churches – a Double Edged Sword