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

  • Future Looking

Will You Be a Church Without Walls?

Increasingly, congregations are returning to their church buildings. Just how long that will last is yet to be seen, but increasingly, church leaders have felt and succumbed to the pressure to return to “in […]

  • Virtual Meeting

Virtual Discipleship: Part 02

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Online discipleship presents some significant challenges, not the least of which is “We’ve never done it that way before!” In Part 01, we looked at some of the ways you can get online, including […]

  • Virutal Bible Study

Virtual Discipleship: Part 01

“So, what about online discipleship? How do you make that work?”

A quick perusal of churches on the internet reveals that the US church is all over the map in terms of virtual discipleship offerings. […]

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Whatever Happened to Excellence

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My brother was in the Marines … a loooong time ago. I was in the Air Force … a looooooonger time ago. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Good enough for government work.” […]

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Want Popcorn with Your Worship?

Prior to March 11, my wife and I went to the cinema almost every Friday. Thankfully, we mostly have the same taste in movies, so we saw a lot of action and adventure, some […]