Tony Morgan

Hope Is Not a Strategy for the New Year - Episode 126

Hope Is Not a Strategy for the New Year - Episode 126

Possibilities. With the turning of the calendar, there’s often a renewed sense of hope and a dream of what could be. We all tend to believe this is the year things will be different. Too often, though, leaders hold onto this hope without a plan to achieve it. In this episode, Tony and Amy explain why hope is not a strategy for your church and explore some practical ways that you can create a plan for greater ministry impact.  - Why Christians should be the best planners in the world based on what we see in Scripture, and why the old debate of "planning" vs. "relying on the Holy Spirit" is a false dichotomy, and really, just bad theology - 4 questions you need to answer in any effective planning process, and why we bring in an outside facilitator to help our team plan - The "sweet spot" number of people to involve in your planning team, plus why the larger a church grows the smaller its planning teams tend to be - What happens when you involve too many people in planning for the future (Hint: The extroverts get more extroverted, and the introverts get more introverted.) 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/episode126. 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 126] in your post for reference.

Duration: 27 min

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