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 40 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 twelve books and the editor of Net Results magazine. Reach Bill here.

Trust the Process

Want to change your church culture? Trust me, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. 

Hey folks, it’s Bill. Changing culture is tough, but it’s the most rewarding journey you’ll ever embark on. It starts with behavioral covenants—agreements that guide how we treat each other. Trust the process; the results will follow. It’s not an […]

Why Culture Eats Strategy

You’ve heard it before: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” But what does it mean?

Hey everyone, Bill here. It means you can have the best plans in the world, but if your culture is toxic, you’re going nowhere. Culture is the heartbeat of your church. It’s the invisible force that either attracts or repels people. […]

Blueprint for a Thriving Church

What’s the one thing that can make or break your church? It’s not what you think!  

Hey, it’s Bill Tenny-Brittian. You might think it’s all about the programs or the preaching, but the real game-changer is culture. And guess what shapes culture? Behavior. The way leaders and members act sets the tone. So, let’s get […]

Unlock the Secret to a Magnetic Church

Ever walk into a place and think, “I belong here”? That’s not by accident; it’s by design.  

Hey folks, Bill here. Today, let’s talk about the secret sauce that makes some churches irresistible—culture. It’s not just about the music or the sermons; it’s about the vibe you feel the moment you walk in. Creating a […]

Understanding the Basics of Church Accounting: A Guide

Your church’s number one priority is likely furthering its mission, and for good reason. Between creating space for worship, fostering discipleship, serving the community, and keeping your congregation engaged, there are many efforts that keep you busy each day and allow you to make a positive impact.

As you go about all of this great […]

Stop Inviting People to Church… and Grow Your Church Anyway

Recently, I was working with a church that desperately wants to grow… well, the pastor wants it to grow. He asked his core leaders about their inviting experiences and they all said shades of the same thing: “I’ve invited all my friends to church and they’re not interested.”

Well, duh!!

Unless you happen to be inviting […]

Why Do You Charge to Help Grow Churches?

Every so often, I get a letter from some irate church member who demands to know why The Effective Church Group charges for our services. This morning, I got this note from a Church Elder in North Carolina who responded to a Facebook ad we ran for the Get More Visitors Checklist (a free […]

Where Have All the Children Gone?

Once upon a time, or so the old fairytale goes, the Pied Piper led all the children out from the city of Hamelin. I’m sure it was a shock, but everyone in town knew why the children were gone and they knew where they went.

But where have all the children gone from the church?

Back […]

Reaching Your Congregation With Text-to-Give: 3 Tips

For years, churches have relied on traditional face-to-face fundraising to raise revenue for their operational costs, youth programs, and charitable work. However, as new technology innovations have become available, organizations have been able to take a more modern approach to raising funds and connecting with their audience. Of these new innovations, the most notable […]