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Tony Morgan: Know Your Mission Field

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Tony Morgan is founder and lead strategist of The Unstuck Group. For 14 years, he served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He’s written several books, as well as articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.

Key Questions for Tony Morgan:

– How can pastors best grow those who attend their church?
– How can pastors determine the spiritual background of their community?

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Key Quotes from Tony Morgan:

“Church leaders should ask, ‘Who are we trying to reach?’”

“Understanding who is in our mission field is pretty critical to our mission.”

“Every church needs clarity about what their growth engines are.”

“Churches need to determine the spiritual background of the people they’re trying to reach.”

“Churches that are more focused on who they’re trying to reach and get intentional about everything they do…end up reaching a broad cross section of the community.”

“It’s about being intentional, not being exclusive.”

“Many churches are holding onto the same methods we’ve always used and we’re having trouble connecting to an ever changing culture.”

“One church we’re working with had more than 200 people on the deacon board. It’s hard to make a decision with that many people involved.”

“We too often put people in leadership roles that don’t have a gift of leadership.”

“Some churches have strong, biblical leaders but they’re not empowering them to use their gifts.”

“Avoidance of pain is not the win, health of the ministry is the win.”

Links Mentioned by Tony Morgan in the Show:


The Unstuck Church

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye