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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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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-tonymorganlive.com
Twitter-@tonymorganlive
The Unstuck Church (book)-amzn.to/2uM8QFM