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FREE WEBINAR: “How to Increase Church Engagement”

People in ministry have a lot of opinions about numbers. Many church leaders are strong believers that numbers can help give us a good snapshot of how we’ve been doing—that is if we’re looking at the right ones and looking at them the right way.

For example, we know that measuring weekend service attendance alone isn’t a true measure of church health. After all, what does the number of bodies in a building on a Sunday tell you about how well you’re…

  • reaching people outside your church’s walls?
  • encouraging people to grow as disciples? 
  • connecting with the next generation?

These are the things we really need to be talking about. Anyone can attend your service. But when people start to engage in your church, that’s when life change really starts to happen. If you’ve heard the word “church engagement” buzzing around, and you’re just not quite sure what it all means, you’re not alone. Truthfully, we’re seeing lots of pastors confused about what church engagement actually means. 

  • “How do we get more people plugged in?” 
  • “How do we get first, second and third-time guests to stay?” 
  • “Why are people leaving?” 
  • “Why are people connecting… or not?”

If you’ve found yourself thinking this way, you’re asking the right questions about church engagement. And just by asking these questions, you’re headed in the right direction. In the last 10 years, The Unstuck Group has helped nearly 400 churches assess ministry health and become more effective at reaching new people outside the walls of the church, as well as engaging the people they already have.

So, in an effort to bring some clarity to church leaders that are struggling here, our team is hosting a free conversation that we want you and your ministry friends to be apart of. 

Tony Morgan and some of our consulting team will share what we’re learning about church engagement in a free webinar—

How to Increase Church Engagement. 

For the first 45 minutes, we’ll walk you through what we’ve learned serving the churches we’ve served, and if you have specific questions that you’d like to talk through, we’ve set aside 15 minutes at the end to make sure you’re getting the answers you need.

By joining us, you can expect to learn—

  • The 2 types of church engagement you need to monitor
  • What the data tells us about the state of church engagement today
  • Why you need a digital engagement strategy for a healthy “front door”
  • How to know if you’re winning with engagement

Get a clear understanding on what church engagement really means and how to take steps to increase it. 

You’re not behind the curve just yet. 

Register now! It’s free.

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Leadership Summit 2016: Chris McChesney

Chris McChesney, Bestselling Author and Executive at Franklin Covey, gave one of my favorite presentations at the Summit this year. The ability to lead teams and organizations to execute sets great leaders apart from good leaders.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

  • What do leaders struggle with more: strategy or execution?
  • What are leaders educated in more: strategy or execution?
  • The most difficult thing a leader will ever do is to drive a strategy that requires a change in human behavior.
  • We tend to blame the people on our team instead of look at ourselves.
  • Any time the majority of the people behave a particular way the majority of the time the problem is not the people it’s the system, culture, and leader.
  • We don’t get to blame the people.

#1 Focus: on the wildly important

  • With too many goals people might love you but they can’t hear you
  • “There will always be more good ideas than there is capacity to execute”
  • What makes a wildly important goal is the treatment in which you give it.
  • What are the fewest battles necessary to win the war? When you’re tackling something big, don’t go big go narrow.
  • Maintain normal operations and blow the door off of one thing. 1 Goal per team at the same time.
  • People have to have their say but they don’t have to have their way.
  • Deadlines move from concepts to targets.
  • Execution doesn’t like complexity.
  • Simplicity and transparency are the two best friends of execution.

#2 Leverage: Act on the lead Measure

  • Lag measures what happened
  • Lead measures predict the future and are influencable by the team
  • There is a rare difference between knowing a thing and knowing the data behind a thing.
  • Bad news: data is hard to get
  • Good news: people will be engaged
  • Bad news: they’re going to forget about it in 3 days

#3 Engagement: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

  • People play differently when they are keeping score
  • We’re looking for a players scoreboard not a coaches scoreboard
  • The number 1 driver of morale and engagement is whether people feel like they are winning or not
  • Do the people who work for me feel like they are playing a winnable game?

#4 Accountability: Create a Cadence of Accountability

  • Execution is so frustrating because in the moment the urgent always trumps what’s important
  • Report on last week’s commitment
  • Review and update scoreboard
  • Make a a commitment for next week
  • Secret: let people come up with their own commitments for the next week
  • Great execution is about creating a pull, not pushing action.
  • Create a winnable game and let the players go win the game
  • Do the people who work for me feel like they are playing a winnable high stakes game?

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