Creating a Sense of Urgency

The First Step to Leading Change in Your Church

According to Ed Stetzer (Executive Director of LifeWay Research), somewhere between 3,500-4,000 churches close their doors for the last time every year.

Churches, like businesses, products, and ideas, have a life-cycle:

They begin. They grow. They plateau. They decline.

If a church doesn't change, it will decline until it dies.

Is your church in decline?

This course is designed to help you take the first step in leading change:

Creating a sense of urgency.

Leading change isn't easy.

John Kotter of Harvard Business School found that 70% of change efforts fail.


He says, "After reflection, I decided the answer was that they did not create a high enough sense of urgency among enough people to set the stage for making a challenging leap into action."

If you want to change your church, you have to create a sense of urgency or it won't go anywhere.

In this course you will learn:

  • The 4 options a church has when it's losing people.
  • How a false sense of urgency can derail change efforts.
  • Why 80% of churches in America are in decline.
  • The 8 steps to leading lasting change.
  • What happened to Blockbuster Video and why it matters for your church.
  • How a sense of urgency can turn your church around.
  • The 2 biggest urgency killers.
  • How a SWOT Analysis can bring focus to your church.
  • Why the leadership must be on board to get traction.
  • How to create a "Burning Platform" that forces people to act now.
  • The simple way to overcome resistance.
  • How to create a culture of forward progress.
  • The 5 ways to create a sense of urgency.

If you're ready to see things change in your church, then it's time to take this course and learn how to create a sense of urgency that changes things for good!

Your Instructor

Trevor Hamaker
Trevor Hamaker

Trevor Hamaker is on a mission to help youth pastors do ministry better.

He's worked on staff at small, traditional churches and large, contemporary churches so he knows exactly what it's like to be where you are. He also spent five years working for a multi-million dollar staffing company.

His degrees in Business Management, Organizational Leadership, and Religious Education, coupled with those experiences, have given him a unique perspective that can help you get better results in youth ministry.

He lives with his wife and kids in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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