How to Help Your Church Bounce Back and Move Forward

As your church moves beyond responding and through reopening, it's time to look at what the next season of ministry can be. Rebound will give you a roadmap for the future, and help you get back to where you need to be and primed for what is ahead. Each of the three modules includes insanely practical advice and actionable resources to help you game plan for growth. 

Recruit and
Train Leaders

Reach More


Build a

the Church

What We'll Cover

When COVID-19 hit, our churches responded, largely my moving most things online. As restrictions were relaxed, we build plans to reopen. But as we settle in to the new normal, it’s time to rebound. This course will help you wrestle with the question of “What’s next?” It’s not deep thought pontificating about the future of the church at large. Instead, this is a field guide on how to navigate this current season, getting your church back on track and focused on the mission. 

The New Sunday Experience

Worship, Kids, and Aligning Digital and Physical

Beyond Sunday

Systems, Staffing and Structure Chances to your Entire Ministry

New Financial Realities

Updating Your Financial Plan and Talking About Money

Meet the Instructors

Michael Lukaszewski
Founder of Church Fuel 

After a decade in student ministry and six years as a church planter and pastor, Michael started Church Fuel to help churches add systems, processes, and strategy to their passion to reach people. He’s been able to help hundreds of pastors and church leaders from churches of all sizes move forward on purpose. Building on his experience as a pastor as well as working with hundreds of churches across the country, he will help give you a game plan for leading your church into the next season of ministry.

You will also learn from several church and ministry experts.

Katie Allred

Church Communications Specialist

Jay Kranda

Online Groups Pastor at Saddleback Church

Kenny and Elle Campbell

Founders of Stuff You Can Use

Nick Blevins

Children & Student Team Leader at Community Christian Church

Joe Sangl

Founder of I Was Broke, Now I'm Not

Laura Howe

Founder of Hope Made Strong

Bobby Williams

Senior Pastor at The Ridge Church

William Vanderbloemen

Founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group

What do I get with this course?

  • 19 insanely practical videos across three modules of learning that you can watch on your own or with your team
  • An Action Guide to help you implement what you learn
  • Editable resources like forms, letters, spreadsheets and checklists
  • A compete message series titled Reset with sermons, graphics, and take home assignments
  • A special offering kit complete with communication, graphics, and coaching.
  • Tons of real-church examples
  • Invitation to several “members only” workshops throughout the fall where you can get timely advice and real-time coaching.
  • As many logins as you need for other leaders in your church

 Rebound is divided into three sections.


COVID-19 has created many new opportunities for ministry, but it’s likely put a strain on your budget and heightened financial concerns of your church. As your church begins to gather again, turn your attention to building financial health and getting your budget back on track.  This section will give you a roadmap to not just catching up on what you missed but preparing for the next season of ministry to your community.

The New Budget Reality: What to Cut and What to Keep

Engaging Your Finance Team and Financial Leaders

Communicating Properly with Your Congregation

Helping People with Their Finances

How to Run a “Catch Up” Special Offering the Right Way

Resources Include

The Financial Documents every church needs right now: Budget template, funding plan, cash flow planning tool

Catch Up Offering kit with graphics, templates, and coaching on how to execute properly

Donor Newsletter template to help you communicate with your donor base


When restrictions are lifted and church services return to normal, we really won’t return to normal. We’ll worship with a new and lingering reality. Children’s ministry will be different. First Impressions will be different. And the way we lead will matter more than ever before.

The New Sunday Morning Reality

How to connect a new digital audience to physical services

Preaching themes and sermon ideas to connect with the people

First Impressions without Hugs and Handshakes

The New Children’s Ministry

Following up with Online Guests

Resources Include

Reset Sermon Series, with graphics, transcripts, videos, slides, and everything you need.

Fall Preaching Calendar with message suggestions and sermon themes


It’s not just the Sunday morning experience that will be different going forward. Your church is going to experience deep changes at every level.

In this section, we’ll show you how to keep your staff engaged and working on the right thing, build on the digital experiments you ran while staying at home, repurposing and reorganizing ministries to better suit today’s needs, and building real community and connection. 

Getting Momentum Back

How to connect a new digital audience to physical services

Preaching themes and sermon ideas to connect with the people

First Impressions without Hugs and Handshakes

The New Children’s Ministry

Following up with Online Guests

Resources Include

Keystone Ministry Worksheet

Online Group Guide

You'll also get…

Building Your Ministry Plan

Building Your Ministry Plan is an insanely practical course to guide you and/or your team through the process of creating a two page “business plan” for your ministry.

Breaking the 200 Barrier

Breaking the 200 Barrier helps pastors lead their church to 200 regular attenders and beyond. We break down the plans and strategies you need to grow.

The Volunteer Course

The Volunteer Course includes ideas, plans, and best practices for recruiting, training, and leading volunteers in any season.

The Giving Course

The Giving Course will help you learn how to talk about money the right way. Lead a fully funded church where you’re doing much more than meeting the budget. 

The Leadership Course

The Leadership Course will give you a plan to develop yourself and your team while finding and training new leaders to do the work of ministry. 

The Ministry Course

The Ministry Course includes video training that you can watch or share with your team, plus tools that will help them get organized and focused on the mission of the church.

There are more courses included like The Systems Course, The Follow-Up Course, The Inviting Course, and more. We add new courses every few months and members get everything.
Your Subscription Also Includes

Ministry Coaching whenever you need one-on-one help with something specific

Access to our full Resource Library full of PDFs, spreadsheets, and documents

Logins for your entire team, so you can delegate and have accountability


You'll get coaching.

In addition to practical coaching and actionable resources, every member can connect with a coach anytime you need one-on-one help. Coaching is included for every member.

Matt Anderson

Lead Pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND.

Ryan Brooks

Lead Pastor of Vertical Church in Durham, NC.

Joanne Hoehne

Co-pastor of The Source Church in Bradenton, FL.

Robbie Foreman

Lead Pastor at Together Church in Moncks Corner, SC.

Bobby Williams

Lead Pastor of The Ridge Church in Oak Ridge, TN.

You'll get all of our resources.

 Our digital Resource Library will give you the tools and templates you need to take action fast. There are more than 150 documents in the Resource Library with new ones added each month.

Plus, if there's something you need and you can't find it, we'll make it.


  • Ministry Action Plan
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Volunteer Job Descriptions
  • Personal Growth Plan
  • Policies and Procedures

Getting Started with Church Fuel is Easy

Join the Program

Get ongoing access to every course and resource for $45/month or $450/year. No contracts. No strings. If you join and membership is not what you expected, we'll give you a full refund.

Take the Rebound Course

Take care of the immediate needs in your church. Build on what you've learned over the last few months, prepare for the next season in ministry, and encourage your congregation to continue in generosity.

Unlock Courses and Resources

After you've completed the Rebound course, take a look at the rest of the courses, documents, and resources in our library. If there’s something pressing you need that you don’t see, just ask and our team will make it for you.

Join to Get Rebound

If you're already a Church Fuel member, just log in here to see The Rebound Course already on your dashboard.

Why membership?

You can spend $2,000 to bring a few people to a conference, and maybe walk away with two or three new ideas. Or, you can invest $45 per month in a year-long membership that offers you one-on-one coaching, connects you to a whole community of like-minded peers and gives you actionable resources and courses that you AND your team need.

Need to convince your Finance Team?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the resources?

Every video, resource, and course component is accessed online on the private member’s website. You can access from any computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection.

How long will I have access to the videos and resources?

Your course will not expire; it’s yours for as long as you're a Church Fuel member.

Who is this for?

While any church leader will benefit from this course, it’s geared for pastors, church staff, or those in a leadership position at a local church.

Is there a return policy?

Every course, resource, or product we sell comes with our unconditional, 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, just contact us and we’ll take care of you. Because most of our products are digital products, we choose to trust church leaders and operate on the honor system.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

Email anytime you have a question and someone from our team will be in touch.

Can others from my church participate?

Absolutely. What you pay for membership covers as many people from your church as you need. In fact, we recommend you go through the training with other people and work on the exercises together.

What Other Pastors Are Saying

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

I am loving the course! Our leadership team has gone through module one, and we're already implementing quite a few changes. This will be very good for us, and we will be working at it for the next several months.

– Keith Wishum

I am an old fashioned fundamentalist and view the new stuff with the typical suspectful eye. But, I admit… I am seeing value and getting help with some of these tools. Mom always said “don't throw the baby out with the wash”.

– Dan Alexoff

With so much to do, Church Fuel is helping me focus and providing incredible tools for our team to use. Spending my own personal money on this each month is well worth it.

– Ronnie Whitfield

Since I've been implementing some of the things that I've learned from Church Fuel, we have grown. When I took over, we were at 54 members. We have grown now to where our attendance every Sunday is around 130. Because of our growth, we've had to go to two services, and I attribute a lot of that to Church Fuel… I would say to someone who's on the fence about joining Church Fuel… jump in. Take advantage of everything, the relationships. Take advantage of the community. Take advantage of the resources.

Christopher Georges, Pastor
Fullness Church
Chesapeke, VA

We promise this will help you, or we will find something that will.

If you don't believe we have helped you and your church at the end of your first year with Church Fuel, we will give you a full refund.