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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How does your church mission lose its power over time?

While the mission of the church was given to every church by Jesus, the culture of every church doesn’t always take its cue from our Savior’s command. Somehow in the mechanics of ministry the church mission may unintentionally lose steam.
November 10, 2015   Will Mancini

10 ways church mission statements backfire

Ten quirky realities about church mission statements that illuminate how they backfire. Which one is most applicable to your current situation?
September 23, 2015   Will Mancini

Guests at Your Church: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts to Fuel Your Hospitality Ministry

10 facts about the Guest Experience in your church that you need to know.
August 19, 2015   Will Mancini

Smiling is Not Enough: The Top 10 Mistakes Your Volunteers Make When Welcoming Guests at Church

When it comes to welcoming Guests to your church, smiling is not enough.
August 05, 2015   Will Mancini

The Nine Forms of Generic Vision That Stifle Practically Every Church

When it comes to vision, the biggest challenge to success is not your obstacles. The biggest challenge to overcome is settling for a lesser vision and not knowing it. If you grab on to a faulty tool—in this case the tool of vision—everything you to try to build with that ...
July 22, 2015   Will Mancini

How Joe Lost His Passion in Ministry

Joe has experienced the dynamic tension of what I call the passion-success conundrum. And the conundrum is this: Great passion breeds success, but great success buries passion.
July 01, 2015   Will Mancini

7 Questions to Determine if Your Team REALLY Shares Your Core Values

Here's a quick 7-question evaluation to use with your team in determining your REAL core values.
June 17, 2015   Will Mancini

46 Ways to Leverage Periscope in Ministry

How an ever-increasing number of church leaders are leaning in to the emerging tool called Periscope as an opportunity to connect and transfer vision.
June 03, 2015   Will Mancini

7 Reasons Why Every Church Leader Should Consider Periscope, the New Social Tool

Here are seven reasons why every church leader should consider Periscope, the new social media tool.
May 26, 2015   Will Mancini

5 Biblical Principles for Personal Visioning

Five principles for dreaming God-sized dreams, each taken from the life of a biblical character.
May 13, 2015   Will Mancini

The Top Ten Ways Pastors Spend Time that Doesn't Make Disciples

Ten things that get in the way of our churches making disciples.
April 28, 2015   Will Mancini

6 Reasons Why Most Church Strategic Planning is a Waste of Time

Most church strategic planning is a waste of time no matter what you call it or why the church started the planning to begin with. Have you ever personally experienced a time-waster planning retreat?
April 14, 2015   Will Mancini

10 Ways We Get in the Way of God Building His Church

Scriptures clearly remind us that God is building his church. But the reality of church can seem so contradictory to this truth. When things don’t go well at church, is it possible that we are getting in God’s way?
March 31, 2015   Will Mancini

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

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The funeral I never wanted to perform

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares a powerful story of an unexpected response in the midst of suffering. Learn from one man’s experience and how his perspective challenges us to approach suffering differently.

3 hurdles of change leadership

Jim Barber discusses how clearing these hurdles will move your leadership structure in the right direction. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)

How one sermon unlocked a preacher's ministry

Hear how a sermon on marriage given during two different seasons of a pastor’s life, unlocked a key component in his preaching career.

5 unhealthy leadership structures

Is there a hint of these five unhealthy leadership forms in your church? Jim Barber shows you what to look for. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)

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