When Your Church Feels Stuck

7 Unavoidable Questions Every Leader Must Answer

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"A guide to reignite your church's growth."--Andy Stanley, senior pastor at North Point Ministries

You want your church to grow. Maybe you've been searching for answers at conferences, in books, and on websites. But did you know that the answers that can actually make a difference in your ministry are the ones you need to give yourself?

When Your Church Feels Stuck poses seven unavoidable questions church leaders must answer before they can chart the unique path to growth for their church. These challenging questions address the key subjects of mission, strategy, values, metrics, team alignment, culture, and services, and the way you and your team answer these questions will help you discover the real reasons your church is stuck--and what steps you need to take in order to facilitate real growth.


"Chris Sonksen walks church leaders through the process of moving from stuck to kingdom impact. It's not easy. But it is doable. I encourage you to read it and find out how it's done."--Larry Osborne, senior pastor at North Coast Church; author of Sticky Church

"Practical and helpful exercises and tools to get your team moving in the right direction very quickly."--Dave Travis, president of Leadership Network

"A simple yet challenging process to help your church find the focus and strategies it needs to experience continual, sustainable, and healthy growth."--Brad Lomenick, speaker and coach; author of H3


Chris Sonksen understands church growth. His personal experience comes from his own success in pioneering South Hills Church, a multi-campus church that has been widely recognized for its unprecedented growth and strategic approaches to doing ministry. He is the founder of Church BOOM, an organization that has provided personal coaching to more than two hundred churches and impacted thousands of leaders. Chris lives in Southern California with his family.


Endorsements

"When Your Church Feels Stuck delivers practical solutions to difficult challenges. It's a guide to reignite your church's growth."

Andy Stanley, senior pastor at North Point Ministries

"Chris Sonksen has a heart for stuck churches and stuck pastors--and a plan to help them get unstuck. In his new book When Your Church Feels Stuck, he walks church leaders through the process of moving from stuck to kingdom impact. It's not easy. But it is doable. I encourage you to read it and find out how it's done."

Larry Osborne, senior pastor at North Coast Church, author of Sticky Church

"Chris Sonksen's new book can help your church get unstuck. He offers very practical and helpful exercises and tools to get your team moving in the right direction very quickly."

Dave Travis, president of Leadership Network

"Chris Sonksen tackles an important issue facing many pastors who want their church to grow but feel stuck. In his latest book, When Your Church Feels Stuck, he walks you through a simple yet challenging process to help your church find the focus and strategies it needs to experience continual, sustainable, and healthy growth."

Brad Lomenick, speaker and coach, author of H3

"It's never about the answers. It's always about the quality and relevance of the questions. Powerful questions are stronger than the best answers. Questions invite you on a journey, provoke your thinking, and engage you in the solutions. In his latest book, When Your Church Feels Stuck, Chris Sonksen will do the same for you. He will invite you on a discovery expedition, resource you for the desired destination, and celebrate with you God's movements in your life."

Sam Chand, leadership consultant, author of Leadership Pain

"Chris Sonksen has just written the manifesto on pastoral leadership. In his book, When Your Church Feels Stuck, Chris pulls the reader through a fascinating sequence of exercises and questions all designed to set the foundation for growth. I know I'm a leadership and ministry junkie, but I couldn't put the book down. Trust me. You'll feel the same."

Dick Hardy, president of The Hardy Group

"Chris Sonksen is a leader, coach, pastor, and trusted friend. When Your Church Feels Stuck is a practical and helpful book for any pastor who wants to grow a healthy church. It candidly deals with the realities of local church leadership. Get a copy today!"

Dan Reiland, executive pastor at 12Stone Church

"Chris Sonksen is a fantastic leader who has given his life to raising up other leaders. His work and insight is field-tested in the trenches of ministry and seasoned with experience. In this book, he tackles the most important questions every leader must face to be as effective as possible in ministry."

Jud Wilhite, senior pastor at Central Christian Church, author of Pursued

"Chris Sonksen is a pastor, leader, and entrepreneur who writes with the wisdom of a seasoned practitioner, honed in the crucible of local church ministry. Every pastor will be a more effective leader and every church will produce greater fruit when they wrestle through these unavoidable questions."

Gene Appel, senior pastor at Eastside Christian Church


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    Chris Sonksen

    Chris Sonksen understands church growth and how to help pastors who may feel stuck because their church isn't growing. His personal experience comes from his own success in pioneering South Hills Church, a multi-campus church that has been widely recognized...

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