Monday, July 31, 2017

When Your Church Feels Stuck

There have to be dozens and dozens of books for pastors and church leaders that offer tips, plans and processes for bringing new life to a dormant church.

"When Your Church Feels Stuck" by Chris Sonksen is the best one I've ever read.

Sonksen is uniquely qualified to write such a book because he's been on the front lines.  He's learned what it like to take a church that seems to be stuck and has developed strategies for the church and its people to begin moving forward again.

Sonksen's presentation revolves seven different questions, questions, he says, every leader must answer.  These deal with the mission of the church; how the church gets its mission done; what guiding principles does the church live by; how success is measured; making sure you have the right team to accomplish all you want; making sure the culture of your church matches the mission; developing a worship service that compliments all of the above.

This would be an outstanding book for a pastor and church leadership to work through together.  It's obvious that Sonksen knows his stuff.  If attendance has bottomed out, if finances have grown stagnant,  if the ministry teams seems to be just going through the motions, then get this book today. You just might find the secrets to getting your church moving when it is stuck.