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Ep 082: The Unstuck Church with Tony Morgan

Welcome to Episode 82 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Today we will be talking with Tony Morgan, founder and lead strategist of The Unstuck Group, as well as consultant, leadership coach and writer who helps churches get unstuck and have a bigger impact.

Takeaways from this episode…

“Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline, and eventually end.” -Tony Morgan

Many churches get stuck in the strategic growth season.

 

When you get to this phase, you need to make intentional changes for sustained growth.

 

-The leader of 10’s: typically leading by example and doing everything (typical in early ministry launch)

-Leader of 50’s: begins to lead others by delegation

-“Leading others” leader: moving from delegating tasks to empowering people on their team (growth snags happen frequently in this phase)

 

Relational leadership needs to be accompanied at some point by someone missionally/task oriented.

 

Our ministry will be most healthy when we realize that many parts make up one body.

 

Mission, vision, and strategy = 3 components of ministry

 

Vision is simply clarifying where we believe God is calling us next.

Strategy is clarifying not only where we are going, but how we are going to get there.

 

If a church doesn’t periodically assess their “why,” they will easily lose sight of it and focus more on the “how.”

 

Quotes from this episode:

 

“Most churches start, grow, thrive, decline, and eventually end.” -Tony Morgan

 

“Our natural tendency is to do what we have always done.” -Tony Morgan

 

“What’s most urgent may not be what’s most important.” -Tony Morgan

 

“Multi-site is not a growth strategy; it’s an evangelism strategy.” -Tony Morgan

 

“Everything that the church is doing needs to be focused on reaching people outside the faith.” -Tony Morgan

 

More about Tony:

Website-https://tonymorganlive.com

Twitter-@tonymorganlive

The Unstuck Church (book)-http://amzn.to/2uM8QFM

 

Ep 081: The Creative Planning Process

Welcome to Episode 81 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!
If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Today we will be talking about creative experience planning with a few of the Creative Staff at NLC. 
Takeaways from this episode…

Creatives tend to put their identity in what they create, instead of living with open hands and remembering that we're creating for the Creator.

Starting with yes is crucial when you're trying to cultivate creativity, and it's honoring to the leadership and your peers.

Seek criticism and not praise.

If you're through learning, you're through. Always be looking for new ways and ideas to improve your creative process.

Questions? Reach out to the team!

Walt Robbins, Creative Pastor
walt.robbins@nlc.tv
Twitter: @w_allenrobbins

Clint Ledford, Creative Director
clint.ledford@nlc.tv
Twitter: @clintledford

Lindsey Archer, Social Media Director
lindsey.archer@nlc.tv

 

 

Ep 080: Environments Matter

Welcome to Episode 80 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!
If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Today we will be talking about the environments we strive to create for our experiences.

Takeaways from this episode…

How do you know what great looks like when the target is always moving?
-Great is relative; it depends on your vision.

3 words guide how we define a great experience environment at NLC: Intentional, relatable, and relational.

Intentional: everything you do is done on purpose. 
Define your destination.

Relatable: 
Jesus is relatable and relational. The cross is relatable and relational. 
You don’t need to work hard to make the gospel relevant, because it already is.
Don’t confuse relevance with style.

Relational: 
What you value from stage will become what is valued in your organization.

Be you.

Quotes from this episode:

“Teams work best under intentions.” -Joshua Gagnon
“The more planned out you are, the more intentional you can be.” -Joshua Gagnon

“There is a way that you can be appealing to unchurched people, new Christians, and mature Christians.”

“What you communicate from stage will be the vibration of what your organization communicated throughout.” -Joshua Gagnon

“God made you unique because there is a unique group of people he wants you to reach.” -Joshua Gagnon