A 3 Minute Read - By Chris Bright - posted on August 25, 2020

Podcast Episode 8. Becoming a Minimum Viable Church (with Tony Morgan)

Overview

If you've run a church for a short while, you'll start to see complexity creep into the life of the church. More people doing more ministries at more cost. But what if it didn't have to be this way? What if we could achieve a higher kingdom impact by focusing narrowly on a few things? In this episode, Lee Button speaks with Tony Morgan, the lead strategist of The Unstuck Group.

About our Guest

Tony Morgan is the lead strategist of The Unstuck Group, thinking.church's sister organisation based in the U.S.A. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com. Tony has also featured on the Carey Nieuwhof podcast in three episodes.

Key Points

  1. What does a church need to do to get focused?
  2. What are the non-negotiables to get going as a church?
  3. Why should we take a risk on somebody?
  4. How do you scale what you're doing?

Key Resources

The Unstuck Group website

Killing Cockroaches by Tony Morgan

CNLP 108: TONY MORGAN ON WHY CHURCHES GET STUCK…AND HOW TO GET YOUR CHURCH MOVING AGAIN - Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast with Tony Morgan

CNLP 140: TONY MORGAN ON DISCOVERING WHAT STAGE YOUR CHURCH IS AT IN ITS LIFECYCLE - Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast with Tony Morgan

CNLP 210: TONY MORGAN AND CAREY NIEUWHOF ON WHY LEADERS GROW CYNICAL AND HOW TO COMBAT WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD - Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast with Tony Morgan