The Unstuck Church: Equipping Churches to Experience Sustained Health

by Tony Morgan. HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

This resource lays out the seven lifecycle phases of a congregation, beginning with "Launch" and ending with "Life Support." It also provides tools for churches to map out a strategic response to each stage.


seven lifecycle phases of congregations, life cycle assessment, strategic responses to get "unstuck"

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Take the life cycle assessment in the appendix to identify where your church is and form an appropriate response plan.
  • Share with church leaders and discuss potential strategies on how to achieve the congregational "sweet spot" using this resource.

About the Contributor
Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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