Will Mancini / Will Mancini emerged from the trenches of local church leadership to find Auxano, a first-of-a-kind consulting ministry that focuses on vision clarity. As a “clarity evangelist,” Will has served as vision architect for hundreds of churches across the country including leading churches within Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and non-denominational settings.
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The Four Deadly Sins of Emerging Church Leaders

Character is doing the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do, no matter the cost. That is the defining mark of a Christ-centered leader. Unfortunately, character is not required to be an effective leader. Character is what makes a leader worth following—and it’s what gives people ...
February 25, 2015   Will Mancini

3 Ways to Develop Your Church Leaders Without Having More Events

Leadership has become the hottest topic among growing church leaders these days. There is a healthy and ever-increasing awakening to the reality that programs don’t grow people, people do. The more you are in the business of really making disciples, the more leadership development moves from periphery to central.
February 13, 2015   Will Mancini

Life is Like Whitewater: 5 Strategies for How to Ride

When times get tough, we captain ourselves as best we can or we get a more experienced navigator to guide us. Many people today turn to life coaches to help them accelerate their personal growth and professional development. Coaches are like river guides for life, bringing their perspectives and experience ...
January 27, 2015   Will Mancini

The Most Important Trend of Church Trends in 2015 and What to Do About It

I like reading about trends and I like thinking about the long lists of church trends. Two of my most widely read posts on church trends include: 5 Trends in Retail that Matter the Church (2013) 11 Church Vision and Strategy Trends (2011) This year I want to do something ...
January 09, 2015   Will Mancini

The 6 Areas of Break-thru that Church Teams Need Most

In 2004, we built into the DNA of Auxano the idea that our services would always adapt to the primary growth challenges of local churches. Today, with over twenty on the team, we are responding to the needs of churches with our boldest move ever.
July 15, 2014   Will Mancini

Welcome to “No Church” – 4 Steps To Reversing Your Negative Church Messaging

Almost without exception, churches somewhere utilize negative messaging for very practical reasons. After all, someone parking in the wrong spot can create havoc. So it’s quite natural to put up a sign that says, “No Parking Along Curb.”
July 01, 2014   Will Mancini

Why your Church is Probably Operating at Less than 50% Effectiveness

Most of you will disagree with what I am about to suggest. Nevertheless, I will try my best to share with you what I’ve learned over the last 13 years. Keep in mind that this post title is not a theory; it comes from a front row seat watching real transformation ...
May 29, 2014   Will Mancini

The Vision Statements of 13 Great Leaders in the Bible

What is the future perfect paradigm? The Future Perfect Paradigm is simply looking at everything today through the lens of a powerful future perspective. The more clear and powerful the future perspective, the greater the impact it can have on the way you look at today.
April 17, 2014   Will Mancini

What's Your Future Perfect Paradigm? Exploring a Powerful Ministry Tool

What if there was a simple way of thinking about your day today, that could radically transform it?
April 01, 2014   Will Mancini

Unlocking the Five Motivations for Work in Your Ministry Leadership

We all have motivations that get us out of bed in the morning. And, we all have a wide array of forces that impact our sense of identity as it relates to work.
March 18, 2014   Will Mancini

7 Killer Lessons from Derwin Gray's School of Ministry Vision Casting

Pastor Derwin Gray from Transformation Church delivers a mini-course on vision.
March 04, 2014   Will Mancini

What is Break-Thru Clarity in Ministry?

Break-thru clarity is a simple thing that makes a huge impact in your life. It’s a powerful thing that will dramatically change your ministry.
February 18, 2014   Will Mancini

What Pastors are Saying About the Book Innovating Discipleship

Innovating Discipleship is the first book I have released since Church Unique. It is a read in one hour kind of book at 85 pages, But my hope is that it will change how you read for a lifetime.
February 04, 2014   Will Mancini

7 Practices for Keeping Jesus at the Center of Church Staff

With the recent popular emphasis on Gospel centrality, i.e, the need for “the explicit Gospel” to use Matt Chandler’s phrase, I thought it would be helpful to look at vision and planning this year through the lens of strengthening our emotional connection to the Gospel. How do we rely more ...
January 21, 2014   Will Mancini

2014 Ministry and Vision Planning Ideas: The Four Helpful Lists by Tom Paterson

How would you like an incredibly simple and simply powerful planning tool for 2014? In 2014, Auxano will be offering Paterson’s StratOp process for churches. As a non-profit group, we have the largest team of theologically trained, pastor-experienced facilitators in the country. If you would like to learn more, you ...
January 07, 2014   Will Mancini

Most Doing Just Does, So Focus on Doing That Multiplies

Stop your “doing” that just “does.” Focus, prioritize and practice-until-you-master the kind of “doing” that multiplies.
December 22, 2013   Will Mancini

20 Great Questions to Evaluate a Church or Ministry Event

A list of 20 questions to be used by church staffs who are evaluating events or projects.
December 10, 2013   Will Mancini

4 Kinds of Church Members and How They Relate to Your Church's Mission

A helpful way to shepherd your people with relationship to the mission of Jesus is to ask two simple questions: 1) Is the person clear about the vision of your church? 2) Is the person wanting to make a contribution?
November 26, 2013   Will Mancini

How to Work for a "No Glory, No Growth" Lead Pastor

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many naturally wired leaders and driven types rise to the helm of our churches. Each one is following the call of God in their lives and comes with a mixed bag of healthy leadership traits and “type-A” hang-ups. That leaves you feeling the ...
November 12, 2013   Will Mancini

Will the Real Mission Please Stand Up - The 12 Functional Mission Statements of Churches in North America

I wrote this post to be fun and challenging. By “functional mission statement,” I mean the unstated ideal that really drives the empowered leadership of the church. I work with all types of churches including all of the ones below. So I want to state up front that this blog ...
October 29, 2013   Will Mancini

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