The 3 Pillars of a Strong Church Vision

Want a vision that sticks? You need these three pillars!

You walk into a church and what do you see? Stained glass windows, perhaps. A pulpit, most likely. But what about the invisible architecture? The stuff you can’t see but can definitely feel. I’m talking about the vision of the church. And let’s face it, […]

The Blueprint of Your Church’s Future

What’s the blueprint for your church’s future? Let’s unpack it!

A vision isn’t just a lofty idea; it’s a concrete plan. It’s the framework that helps you make informed decisions, engage your community, and create a lasting impact. Think of it as the architectural plan for your church’s future. It’s the blueprint that guides every […]

Unlocking Your Church’s Potential: The Transformative Power of Vision

The Secret Ingredient to Church Growth

Ever wonder why some churches seem to be magnetic, drawing people in, while others struggle to fill seats? The answer often lies in one word: Vision. Vision is the secret ingredient that fuels your church’s engine, propelling it from a stagnant entity to a thriving community. But what exactly […]

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 […]

How Churches Can Prevent Financial Crises

As Americans transition to a non-religious population, churches have been closing rapidly across the US. In 2019, about 4,500 Protestant churches closed, with those still standing typically having only 85% of the pre-pandemic attendance numbers. This number has worsened since COVID-19 struck in 2020, with research by the Survey Center on American Life and the University […]

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 […]