About Bill Tenny-Brittian

Bill is the Managing Partner at The Effective Church Group. He began ministry as a church planter in the early 1980s and over the past 35 years he's grown churches from one side of the nation to the other. In 2002 he joined Bill Easum's consultation group and began partnering with churches and church leaders to help them reach their fullest potential. He is the author of nine books and the editor of Net Results magazine. Reach Bill here.

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 how how to “do” church in a virtual world.

The Effective Church Group and Net Results Magazine needs your help … […]

Post Covid-19 … A Look Forward – Part 02

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 in person or not, but it’s pretty clear there’s a lot of social pressure from both outside and inside the […]

Post Covid-19 … a Look Forward – Part 01

One of the things The Effective Church has been known for is our attempts to take a peek into what the future might hold. Bill Easum was a master of the art and, as time has shown, he was right more often than he was wrong (okay, to be fair, mega churches are still […]

Guaranteed Mediocrity

“I was just called to a church with twenty-five active members. I can totally count on them to do whatever’s needed. I’m excited because the church is very active. They’re active in several local missions, they do community meals, and they’re faithful in attending all the meetings we have to keep the church going. […]

Encourager or Coach?

I was speaking with a young mainline pastor (we’ll call her Rev. Rebecca) who was sharing about her “coach.” The “coach” was the pastor at a nearby church. She had significant church leadership experience, had been successful by most matrices, and was willing to give her time to meet with the young pastor. Rev. […]

What’s Wrong with Small Churches?

I recently got a note from a pastor who thought that we at The Effective Church Group are down on small churches … that the only faithful churches are large churches. “The larger the better, it seems.”

Let me crystal clear: There’s nothing wrong with small churches. In the words of some smartie, “God […]

Be Crystal Clear

I read a goal statement for a youth program recently. In sum, the statement read:

The goal for the Youth Program is to reach the youth in our congregation and encourage them to bring a friend to each gathering.

The question I pondered on was what does it mean to “reach the youth”? An […]

Failed Vision

Most visions fail for two reasons: (1) They fall off the radar for lack of ongoing leadership support and communication; and (2) The next steps get left out.

Once you have a vision, then a strategy for reaching that vision must be chosen. And once there’s a strategy, then milestones must be discerned and […]

Reality Check

Truth be known, most church leaders don’t hit the Church Growth Panic Button until the money hits the fan. At the moment it becomes clear that the endowments aren’t going to last forever and the only remaining line item in the budget left to slash is the part-time salary of the beloved eighty-two year […]

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