Your Church Needs an Effective Strategy

Your church has goals…things you wish would happen, what about a plan.

You may have a tagline or a slogan, but that’s not really a strategy.

You probably have some curriculum, a few technology tools, and a calendar of events. 

But why do things still feel disjointed?

Strategy answers the HOW question. It’s an intentional look at what a win looks like. It factors in audience and channel, then gets right to the heart of how to win.

It’s the playbook, game plan, and operating procedures that bridge the gap between passion and plans. It’s how to transform ideas into execution.

The last thing your church probably needs right now is another technology tool or program idea.  In fact, you may have spent the last couple of years chasing tactics.

It’s time to create a comprehensive, church-wide, simple-to-follow strategy.

Here are some of our best resources on this topic.
7 Problems with Your Church’s Digital Strategy
7 Problems with Your Church’s Digital Strategy

Like so many, I remember thinking there would be a few weeks of disruption to our church services before we could get back to normal.  To deal with the rapid change, we looked for new ways to communicate with our congregation, beefed up our website or social media...

Church Fuel Podcast: Digital Strategy with Nona Jones – Part 1
Church Fuel Podcast: Digital Strategy with Nona Jones – Part 1

Guest: Nona Jones  Nona Jones is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on building The Kingdom through social technology and motivating thousands of church leaders each year to reimagine social media as a strategic tool for ministry. She coined the term...

Creating a Strategic Ministry Annual Plan for Your Church
Creating a Strategic Ministry Annual Plan for Your Church

There’s something fun about moving the calendar from December 31 to January 1.   And this year more than ever, we’re going to turn the page on that calendar with force. Like many, I’m ready to banish words and phrases like… Social distancing An abundance of caution...

Running an Annual Planning Retreat for Your Church
Running an Annual Planning Retreat for Your Church

Most churches have meetings and retreats. And if the people attending those meetings and retreats were honest, they would say they were not as effective as they should be. In fact, you might even hear the phrase “waste of time” tossed around. At Church Fuel, we teach...

Your Church Needs a Business Plan
Your Church Needs a Business Plan

The church is so much more than a business. And pastors aren't just professionals. But there are times when the church acts like a business and times when a pastor needs to act like a leader. And while we shouldn’t reduce the church to an organization built on...

What Does the Bible Say About Planning?
What Does the Bible Say About Planning?

Confession: I used to hate planning. I didn’t like planning sessions, meetings, or anything having to do with planning, especially when it came to the church. And if I’m really honest, I did not have a good reason for it. But what I would learn very early after...

How to Get Your Team on the Same Page

You can have a clear purpose and an important mission, but if your team isn’t on the same page, you’ll exert a ton of energy but not move forward. In this free training, we’ll show you how to get every staff member, team leader, and even volunteers on the same page and working toward the same goal.

The Senior Pastor's Guide

We put this together to give you some practical and actionable ideas to reach more people in your churches (as well as outside of them). We want you to be and feel fully equipped to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In this guide, you'll read about…

  • Reaching More People
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Volunteers
  • Stewardship
  • Breaking Growth Barriers

and more.

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What People Are Saying about Church Fuel

I have been so blessed by this community. You will never know how much I needed these resources, words of encouragement, prayers, and just a place to come and lay out what's on my mind from time to time. I love being able to share with all of you. Thank you for serving together, and the fact that there is a spirit of working together and not of competition. Everything around me is so competitive that it is hard to fellowship with other pastors. Y'all are a Godsend. I thank the Lord he directed me here. Thank you from the depths of my heart.

Rob Watts, Pastor
Columbus West Church
Columbus, OH

If you're on the fence and you're thinking I don't know if this is for me, come join the community. The relationships you'll build with people that are a little bit further ahead from you are so incredible, and the relationships with people that may be a little bit further behind you, because we all know that we learn more from teaching others, often times than we do when we're being taught something. So it's an opportunity for you to both receive and give in this community and it's exciting. Ministry's hard. And doing it alone is even harder. So the Church Fuel community is a big piece of me not feeling all alone in doing ministry. Even though I have a team that I work with here locally, it's great to have other folks and other voices outside of our team locally and that's what Church Fuel is for me.

Jeremy Self, Pastor
 The Church at Lake Travis
Austin, TX

Church Fuel is an integral part to my personal leadership development, giving me specific items to work through in our staff and church. Our staff team became aligned to the same goals and we worked intentionally through them strengthening our team, culture, and systems. Not only would I say we have a healthier church culture, but I've greater confidence in what I'm doing and know specifically what to work on.

Lawrence Huey, Pastor
Epicentere West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

We built Church Fuel for pastors of normal-sized churches.

We don't use the term “small churches.”  Because you're not small, you're normal-sized.  You're showing up everyday, working hard to reach people and help them grow in their faith.

You don't have to be a mega-church to make an impact in your community.  You need passion and vision and calling, for sure.  But you also would benefit from systems, strategy, and practical best-practices.

Church Fuel will bring real-world training and resources to pastors and church leaders just like you.  We're not just for you…we're with you.