About Scott Musselman

Everything I do, either as a pastor or a church consultant, is driven by my desire to further discover God's desires for the church of the 21st century in order to make disciples who are committed to Jesus.

What is the Secret to Effective Worship?

I am driven by the terrible fact that only about 15% of Americans worship as Christians on a given weekend.  This consumes me.  In a country where we are free to worship, why do so many refrain?

What about you?  Are you like me?  Are you distressed by our worship reality?  Do you wonder how […]

5 Ways to Leverage Your Church Music Ministry

Perhaps you’ve noticed, people aren’t clamoring to go to church these days.  On any given weekend, about 15% of Americans worship as Christians.  But do not despair, your church music ministry can be a great resource for contemporary evangelism.

At The Effective Church Group, we feel keenly that pastors of churches under 500 at worship […]

Try This for Finding Church Visitors

Last weekend, about 15% of Americans were a part of Christian worship.  If you are a Christian leader, that should be enough to get you motivated.

Many church leaders weren’t trained for what ministry looks like today.  The bottom line: Could you use more visitors in your church?  If so, let’s get started.

Some years back, […]

The 4 Secrets to Effective Church Events

You have an event that your congregation puts on, but no one starts coming to your church because of it.  Do we continue anyway because it is a “good” event?

Most churches have some wonderful events, but we miss out on a vital opportunity to leverage this for the glory of God and His Kingdom. […]

The Secret to Effective Ministry

The world is changing dramatically.  Pastors have been trained to do spiritual care.  But now the goal is leadership – whatever that really means in a church.

Do you struggle with what it looks like to be a leader in the church?  Do you have secret moments when you feel like a failure, when you […]

6 Ways to Safeguard Pastors

Pastors live in the midst of many people. But the secret is they are often lonely and depressed. Pastors suffer from a lack of friends.

Be honest, if you are a pastor, are you lonely? If you go to church, do you think your pastor may be lonely?

Not only is this an issue for the […]

Stop Suffering From Mega Church Envy

We live in a time when the nature of church is changing dramatically.  There are a few very large congregations, but most churches are quite small.  Do I have to be a mega church pastor to be “successful?”

What does it mean to be church in our time?  Let’s be honest.  How do we feel […]

Does Jesus Believe in Church Growth?

The term “church growth” means all sorts of things to different people.  Some see no problem whatsoever.  Others find it to be controversial.

The question that defines it for me is?  Do your pews or seats look like this image on a Sunday morning?

Somewhere between 15 and 20% of Americans will worship as Christians this […]

Why I Hate and Love Church at the Same Time

I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to church.  I love the way God designed his church.  I hate the way church often looks when it ceases to be the church God designed.

Do you understand why I say this?  How do you feel about church if you go to church?  How do you […]