How We Help Churches

  • Answers to the toughest questions
    • Over 35 years consulting experience with hundreds of churches, thousands of church leaders
  • Encouragement in perplexing times
    • 24-7-365 coaching and training resources and services
  • Solutions to break through the daunting obstacles
    • Customized comprehensive consultations – no cookie-cutter agendas
  • Tools for every situation
    • Literally thousands of church growth and leadership resources – most of them free

Here’s how we grow churches . . .

Sometimes you need fresh, well-experienced eyes to separate the good opportunities from the best opportunities. Sometimes you need someone from the “outside” to say what you can’t. Sometimes you feel like you’re up against it and don’t know where to turn.

These are the times you need a consultant to come along side you to help you uncover the path to mission success.

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How do the best, the brightest, and most effective leaders spell success? C-O-A-C-H. A coach’s job is to help you reach your personal potential so that those you lead can reach theirs. The best coaches do more than encourage you, they have the training, experience, and creativity to inspire you to be your best self.

Coaching makes change possible even in impossible circumstances.

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It takes more than book smarts to navigate the ever changing world of “church” today. The Nones are the fastest growing “religious” segment in the US. And those raised in church are leaving faster than we can replace them. It’s never been easy to grow a church, but it’s more difficult now than in anytime in history.

The solution begins with solid training.

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For over thirty years, The Effective Church Group has been creating resources to help churches, leaders, and pastors be as effective as possible. And for over thirty years, we’ve been making the majority of those resources available for free. It’s not that we don’t need the money, but we believe the church is the most important work on this planet.

Take a look … help yourself.

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Your Partner In Ministry

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.

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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Our Blog

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When Protesting Doesn’t Work

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The other day I received a note about the church’s response to the current injustices. The writer shared how he was organizing his church to publicly question police tactics, to be actively involved in […]

The Virtual Church in a Pandemic World

 The last two months have been difficult on all of us. Many of our members have lost their job and are afraid of running out of money if they haven’t already. And if your […]

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Navigating the Unchartered Waters of Social Distancing

From the May-June Issue of Net Results Magazine

By Bil Cornelius

When word came down from state and local authorities banning public gatherings of ten or more people, the church needed to spring into action. The […]

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Virtual Innovation

Jesus has left the building … the Body of Christ has been thrust out of it’s structures and many church leaders were unprepared for the transition from Y’all Come to … trying to figure […]

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Post Covid-19 … A Look Forward – Part 02

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Although the nation isn’t quite shut down during this national health crisis, it looks like it’s slowly grinding to a near-halt. So far, churches still seem to have a choice about meeting live and […]

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Essentials

This morning I saw a commercial for one of our local car
dealerships. It was a commercial as on any other day in any other week, as
though things are the same today as they were […]