Until every person is a follower of Jesus ... We'll be here equipping churches so they can be successful in reaching their mission


If you envision so much more for your church, our consultation services will help you uncover a clear strategy to reach your vision.


Good leaders are hard to find ... but you can raise up good leaders with the right training. We provide on site and on line training nationwide.


Coaching isn't telling you what to do, it's helping you become the best you possible ... and helping you get the results you expect.

About Us

The Effective Church Group has led over 1000 on site consultations and coaching and trained tens of thousands of church leaders.


Reaching your mission is the difference between success or failure, growth or decline. For over three decades the Effective Church Group has been helping thousands of church leaders and over 1000 churches find effective and faithful ways to reach their mission. With that experience, there’s virtually no problems we haven’t encountered and found ways to guide churches into mission critical success. Whatever you’re facing – staff changes, space restrictions, attendance decline, aging members, conflict, outreach issues, time management, low church esteem – we’ve been there and done that. We’ll be there for you, too.

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Our History

The Effective Church Group has been working with churches in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for over three decades. Founded by Bill Easum in the 1980s, the Group has expanded with noted experts with hands-on experience in growing churches and coaching leaders to reach their potential. We’ve worked with churches from over 60 denominations including Non-Denominationals, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Disciples, Lutherans, American Baptist, Episcopalian, Seventh-day Adventists, and many more.

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How We Can Help

It is a difficult moment in time to be a church leader. Questions are abundant. Answers seem elusive. What does God want from each one of us as we seek to make disciples in a culture that seems to be moving away from God, not to Him?

At the Effective Church Group, we would love to come alongside you to share the journey. Through our experience of more than 1000 congregations and their leaders, we have learned what practices are more likely to be effective and which only end up in frustration.


Radical Disciple Making: Creating Processes

“What I really need is more nuts and bolts on how to do disciple making. Obviously, what we’re doing isn’t working.” The pastor was exasperated because he had a church full of members instead […]

Are Most Pastors Averse to Being Held Accountable?

“So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12

I’ve long been a proponent of measuring results. I believe if you don’t measure the results of something, odds […]

Discipleship in a Data Dump Culture

The average Christian’s understanding of discipleship is incredibly inaccurate. Most Christians tend to think of it as something you learn from a course. But nothing could be further from the truth. Let me explain.

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How Possible Is Church Multiplication?

Often when I write or talk about churches that are planting multiple churches I get pushback in the form of the question “I wonder how many of these church plants are more like house […]

Small Group Thinking

It’s become common knowledge that small groups are the most effective discipleship making tools in the church. For over a decade now, small group initiatives have been launched in church after church and according […]

Make a To Don’t List

I’m a to-do list kind of guy. I’m writing this post on my “day off” and I still have a to-do list that I’m a “slave” to. Today my to-do’s are:

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