The INSANELY PRACTICAL™ Systems Course Will Help Your Church Grow.

Learn how to create systems for recruiting volunteers, following up with guests, connecting people to the church, raising and managing money, preaching life-changing messages, developing leaders, and communicating with purpose. Plus, we'll give you everything you need to take action.
You need someone to show you the way, someone to help you get started, and someone to keep you from making mistakes.

If your church is stuck, The Systems Course will give you the tools and training you need to lead your church to healthy growth. And if your church is already growing, the fresh ideas and proven strategies you will find here will add fuel to the fire.

We’ll give you the practical coaching you need and the practical tools to help you take action.  The result?  Your church will be properly set up for healthy growth.

A Word From Our Host...

I’ve met so many pastors who are great leaders with an incredible vision. My hope and prayer is this course provides some of the practical tools they need to lead their church well. I worked hard to make it practical and I believe this will help you.

The Systems Course Is Divided Into SEVEN Modules

Each module comes with short videos and lots of documents, resources and guides.

We will help you design and implement a proven system to follow-up with first time guests, invite them back, and connect them to the body of Christ. You can expect to dramatically improve your guest retention rate.

We’ll help you create a plan to recruit and train the volunteers you need to do the ministry you’re called to do.  You can expect to double the number of volunteers serving in your church.

“How do we close the back door and keep people from leaving?” That’s the question we’re going to tackle in this module. You’ll put a proven path in place so people get connected in the church.

Preaching life-changing sermons is one of the most important responsibilities on your plate. This module dives deep into the total preaching system, from planning to writing. You’ll have a teaching calendar and a solid weekly rhythm.

Fully funded churches are in a better position to serve their community and reach people with the gospel. We’ll show you how to increase regular giving without crazy fundraisers.

Leadership is a stewardship issue, so you owe it to yourself and to your team to help them lead at the highest level possible. This module will help you align your team around what matters most and get the right people in the right seats on the bus.


In this module, we will help you create a church-wide communication plan.  We’ll show you how to communicate to those inside the church and reach out to those in the community with your most important messages.

How Much Does It Cost?

Healthy systems can help you retain more first time guests, connect casual attenders into volunteer roles, and move people into generosity. And while we can’t promise these ideas will work in your church, we can say that most pastors report an increase in attendance, small group participation, volunteerism and generosity as a result of going through the course.
The Systems Course is $499 or $99/month for 7 months
The Church Fuel Systems Course includes:
  • Access to all 7 video modules one month at a time.
  • More than 30 resources, documents, spreadsheets and tools to help you take action.
  • Live calls and one-on-one access so you can talk about your unique issues.
  • Lifetime access to the content for you and your team.
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A Word From Pastor Todd Tolsten...

Our giving is up 40% over this time last year.  Our attendance is up more than 50% over this time last year. Our volunteer engagement is much higher in 2015 than it was in 2014. We are connecting with our community in ways that actually brings them to Church on Sundays.  We have more people coming to Christ this year, than in any of our previous 3 years. And I feel like I owe a lot of that to the help I got from Church Fuel.

How Does It Work?

The Systems Course lasts seven months. We will help you with follow-up, volunteers, giving, leadership and more. Each month, you'll get brand new content. And when the course is complete, you'll have lifetime access to the content.

The training video is step-by-step, full of examples and highly practical. It’s about one-hour long and comes with a listening guide, which makes it perfect for you and your leadership team. You can watch online or download to your computer, which means it’s available on demand, on your schedule.


In addition to coaching, we’ll give you the resources you need to take action. If we talk about sign up cards in the video, we give you the templates. If we talk about follow up letters, you’ll get the Word document. The Systems Course is loaded with files to help you implement ideas.

We'll also invite you to several LIVE calls and host OFFICE HOURS where you can get one-on-one help on any issue you're facing. In other words, we're not just going to give you content, we're going to invite you into our community.

What Are People Saying?

Hundreds of churches have benefited from The Systems Course. Here's what a few have to say...

I am an XP, and am charged with all these processes. This has helped me more than many a management or theology book on my shelf.

Bruce Lininger

I'm the executive pastor of a small and growing church in rural NC, and your resources are an encouragement to me

Rob Laughter

Insanely practical is right. Excellent stuff.

Mark Meyers

We spent three months under Michael and Church Fuel’s coaching and we have not stopped growing ever since. It’s worth it!

Robbie Foreman

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions about The Systems Course, this will help.
  • How do I access my resources? All resources are delivered via our private membership website. You’ll use your ID and password to login. From there, you can read, watch, listen or download. You will get new modules each month for seven months in a row. When the course is complete, you'll have lifetime access.

  • How is this different from Church Fuel One? The Systems Course is in-depth training and resources on seven key systems. Think of it like the foundation for healthy growth. Church Fuel One is a monthly membership program best suited to help you build on what you start. Most churches start with The Systems Course and then continue with Church Fuel One.

  • How do I access the course materials? Once you enroll, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to create your username and password. You’ll access all the videos and resources from that private page.

  • Can I access the course once the seven months is over? You bet. Your content is yours for as long as there is an Internet.

Enroll in The Systems Course and lead your church to healthy growth.

You can be better than everyone else in your field without coaching.
But you’ll never be as good as you can possibly be. - Andy Stanley