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Why Simple Systems Consulting?

Welcome to Simple Systems Consulting - Your Trusted Partner in Church Growth! At Simple Systems, we are dedicated to helping pastors achieve genuine and sustainable church growth. Our founder, Henry Tolbert, has collaborated with over 100 churches to build powerful systems that maximize impact without compromising on gimmicks.

After years of serving as a church leader in many different roles, I felt an overwhelming call to find a role that allowed me to serve pastors and church leaders everywhere. more specifically, I wanted to help churches see the value of spiritual growth through discipleship.

Over and over again, I would see churches pursue numerical and financial growth, without realizing that if people grew spiritually they could more easily help the church numerically and financially.

After just one year, our team has been able to see more than 2500 people start a discipleship journey through their local church. That's who we are. We're disciple-makers who want to help you and your team become better disciple-makers.

Introducing the Church Systems Bootcamp - Your Gateway to Effective Ministry

This comprehensive program equips pastors with time-tested systems for worship planning, assimilation, evangelism, giver development and more. With our bootcamp, you can grow your church authentically and achieve lasting impact!

  • Develop A Stronger Team To Carry More Responsibility

  • Turn Visitors Into Members More Consistently

  • Onboard New Members And Get Them Active Fast

  • Maximize Your Time So You Can Focus On What's Next

  • Protect The Church By Building Systems That Stay When People Leave

  • Save Money And Increase Revenue By Developing Generous Givers In The Church


Real Stories of Church Transformation

Hear Inspiring Stories of Church Transformation! Our bootcamp has empowered countless pastors to witness remarkable growth while staying true to their calling. Discover how church systems have revolutionized ministries and brought genuine impact to communities.

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Begin with a strong focus to GATHER new people and get them engaged with the church.


Shift focus to GROW the people you have with systems to build connection and commitment.


Expand the vision to create space for new leaders to emerge and take the ministry to new spaces and new people for the Kingdom.


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Personalized Church Growth: Why One Size Does Not Fit All

March 21, 20243 min read

In any journey of transformation, tailored strategies make the difference between success and stagnation. This holds true for church growth, where a personal touch can catalyze a radical change in community engagement and spiritual development. Episode 214 of The Church Systems Podcast, hosted by Henry Tolbert, delves into the transformative power of customized church growth strategies. Let's explore the key elements that can shape the future of your church.

Identifying The Right Help:

Finding the Help That Fits Your Ministry

Church growth is not a spectator sport; it demands active engagement and strategic planning. The episode highlights an essential first step: identifying the right help. This could range from free online resources to comprehensive courses, coaching, or consulting services. However, the crucial factor lies in ensuring that the assistance matches the unique context, culture, community, and challenges of your church. Each of these dimensions plays a critical role in sculpting an effective growth strategy, and the right help can provide invaluable guidance in navigating them.

Adopting Suitable Strategies:

The Danger of "Saul's Armor"

One standout metaphor from the episode is the caution against wearing "Saul's Armor." It refers to adopting ill-fitting strategies modeled after larger congregations, which might not align with the unique characteristics of a smaller church. To avoid this pitfall, churches should seek out customizable resources that can be adapted to meet specific needs. Henry shares an inspiring case study of a Baptist church that illustrates the impact of this approach, revealing how they thrived with tailor-made strategies.

Investing in Growth:

Courses, Consulting, or Coaching?

The episode scrutinizes the different types of help available in the market, namely courses, consulting, and coaching. Henry emphasizes that choosing the right type of help is contingent upon the individual needs of the church and the level of investment one is willing to make. For instance, while some churches might prefer piecemeal learning through courses, others may benefit from the comprehensive, personalized guidance offered by coaching. Each type offers distinct advantages and should be weighed against the church’s objectives and resource availability.

True Transformation Testimonies:

Success Stories that Inspire

The power of a personalized approach comes to life through the five testimonies shared by Henry. One narrative details a church growing from 15 to 85 members in just nine months, all thanks to the adoption of right-sized strategies and assistance. Another testimony showcases how a church leader turned opposition into a supportive team, thereby increasing visitor numbers. These stories are not just numbers; they depict real community transformation resulting from the application of personalized growth strategies.

Embracing Change:

Leading with Adaptability

Transforming resistance into acceptance is a recurring theme in the episode. In one highlighted case, a church witnessed a leadership transition and sought to overcome generational resistance. By embracing a new vision and culture that was thoughtfully integrated, the church not only sustained but thrived. Whether it's through leadership transitions or implementing new technology, adaptability is crucial. A personalized church growth strategy understands and respects heritage while charting a forward-looking course.


Start Small, Dream Big

Every church's growth path is distinct and deserves an approach that honors its individuality. As Henry Tolbert from The Simple Systems Network reaffirms, the personal touch can't be overstated. It's not about copying another's blueprint. It's about understanding your church's DNA and dressing it for success – for the here and now. In a landscape of generic solutions, spurring significant growth in your congregation means starting with a strategy as unique as your ministry. From there, it's not just about expanding your church's numbers but also amplifying its spirit, influence, and community impact.

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