Tony Morgan

Created on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Ryan Stigile, Tony Morgan, Unstuck Group, team meeting, initiative, good ideas, lack of time, working for the weekend, wrong person, failure to plan, trade-offs
We’ve all seen it before. The team meeting went exceptionally well and everyone is energized by ideas that could greatly improve the church. But only six months later, conversations about “What will happen ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 September 2013 / Money
Tags: Tony Morgan, church, financial leaders, confidence, tough times, homework, engagement, vision, mission, ideas, purpopse
Most church leaders who don’t have a plan for engaging financial leaders in their church lack one for these two reasons: 1. The belief that engaging financial leaders will make them feel as if all ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Money
Tags: Tony Morgan, money, people, church, attendance, Jesus, sobering data, service, stewardship, coaching, teaching, champion, system, strategies
They may not say it out loud, but I’ve talked with enough pastors through the years to know there are two key numbers they’re interested in: attendance and giving. Attendance matters because it’s one measure ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, church health, serve, volunteering, children, ministries, staff, budget, money, challenge
Over the last several years, we’ve been collecting data from the churches with which we consult. One of the key questions we were interested in had to do with serving. We wanted to find out how many people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Tony Morgan, church health, studentsd, attendance, engagement, youth pastor, worship services, commitment, serving, leading
Last week I launched a series of articles on measuring church health. We began by looking at average children’s ministry attendance. This week, we’ll focus on students. For the churches we’ve worked with ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 / Social Media
Tags: Web, Tony Morgan, spiritual growth, church website, brochure, volunteers, stream, services, Seacoast Church, LifeChurch.tv, Pinelake Church, Bible app
Remember the days when we just duplicated everything in the church bulletin on the church website? Church websites were just online brochures. Then we started encouraging people to connect. We offered ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Darren Schalk, Tony Morgan, discipleship, strategy, books, conferences, history, community, outreach, needs, people
Discipleship has become quite the buzzword. Books, conferences and writings abound on the topic. Most churches understand the need for discipleship but many are struggling to create effective discipleship ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, changes, church, leaders, culture, comfort, service times, volunteers, scripture, missions, teaching, social media
One of the reasons churches get stuck is that they’re unwilling to change. They don’t want to rock the boat. Leaders are afraid. People may leave. People may stop giving. Over time, the culture becomes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, bad habits, teams, ministry strategy, stuck, laedership team, plans, growth, meetings, schedules, offerings, conversation
Habits impact churches much more than they realize. In fact, many churches are stuck because of bad habits. Charles Duhigg writes in The Power of Habit, “Most of the choices we make each day may feel ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, churches, life change, strategy, success, hard work, mission statement, faith card, pastors, leaders
Booz & Company just recently completed a study asking leaders about their business strategy. Based on their research, they found that most executives don’t believe their company’s strategy is understood ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, J. Crew, Strategic Operating Plans, teams, mission, vision, core strategies
... of Fast Company recently featured an article by Danielle Sacks that really demonstrates the importance of strategic planning. Perspective: Where are we now? – In 2003, the company found themselves in financial ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 / Community
Tags: Tony Morgan, community, persona, target visitor, needs, generational marketing, audience, Baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y
If you ask most churches, they are genuinely seeking how to reach their community. Identifying your target visitor through building a community persona is the first step. Next, you need to figure out how ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 / Community
Tags: Tony Morgan, church, community, persona, members, visitors
Building an ideal customer profile is a common business practice whose goal is to identify the type or types of people the business caters to. This involves identifying needs, wants, pain points and more. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 02 May 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, evaluation, system, failure, delay, tough, conversations, nice, truth
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is this: “Do you have any sample performance evaluation forms you can send me?” To be honest, I do have samples, but I never send them. Why don’t I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, questions, job, satisfaction, expectations, materials, opportunity, opinions, mission, encouragement
... the way, Buckingham also has a resource available called The Truth about You (Thomas Nelson, 2008). It’s a toolkit including a DVD, interactive book and a “rememo” pad to help you enjoy higher satisfaction ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Tony Morgan, magic, question, think, conversations, leaders, silence, contributions
Yes, someone needs to eventually make a decision. But if you want to fully engage the people on your team, you have to routinely ask the magic question: “What do you think?” People want to contribute to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 April 2013 / Marketplace
Tags: Tony Morgan, blog, unstuck, write, passionate, coaching networks, attack, problems, people
During my coaching networks and ministry health assessments, I frequently spend time checking out church websites. While evaluating the sites, I’ve noticed many pastors and ministry leaders are writing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 / Education
Tags: Tony Morgan, comfort zone, stepping out, churches, church consulting, leadership coaching
I’ve been working for churches for 15 years, but, as many of you know, I’m only 12 months into this journey to focus full-time on church consulting and leadership coaching. I’m helping churches (and businesses ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 April 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Tony Morgan, honor, culture, congregations, pastors, church, submit, leaders, obey
At the risk of not showing honor to peers in ministry, I want to tackle the topic of honor today. I’m concerned. I see a trend in churches that I think is unhealthy. Honestly, I believe it’s also unbiblical. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 March 2013 / Community
Tags: events, Tony Morgan, New Normal Project, lazy, successful, marriage, children, relationships, Christ
Tim Stevens shared a great post recently about “The New Normal Project” at Granger Community Church. It was a post written about what used to be known as stewardship campaigns. You should check out the ... [ +++ ]
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