Jeff Stiggins

Jeff Stiggins is a native of Central Florida who grew up in Maitland as the son of an Orlando architect. A graduate of Florida Southern College and Candler School of Theology, Jeff completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Boston University School of Theology in 1999. Over the last 29 years, he has served churches in Sebring, Frostproof, Kendal, Hollywood and Titusville. In 2002 he was appointed the district superintendent of the Orlando district, which became the East Central district three years later. In 2006 he became the executive director of the Office of Congregational Excellence. He and his wife, Sue, have two children. Their son, Kalon, is a worship leader at Community of Faith UM Church in Davenport, FL. Their daughter, Anna, is a pediatric intensive care nurse at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Blog Posts


The Science Behind Why Change Is Challenging - published on 2/26/2013


Reaching the Next Generations Part II: 7 Ways Intentionally to Reach Out to the Next Generations - published on 2/19/2013


Reaching the Next Generations Part I: 5 Roadblocks to Involving the Next Generations (Knowingly or Not) - published on 2/13/2013


What Can We Do To Help People Grow Spiritually? Part 5: Offer People the Opportunity to Engage in Passionate Worship - published on 11/7/2012


What Can We Do To Help People Grow Spiritually? Part 4: Help Them Serve In Ways That Express Their Gifts and Passions - published on 10/24/2012


What Can We Do To Help People Grow Spiritually? Part 3: Help People Take Ownership for Their Own Spiritual Growth - published on 10/20/2012


What Can We Do To Help People Grow Spiritually? Part 2: Provide Them with Accountable Relationships - published on 10/11/2012


What Can We Do To Help People Grow Spiritually? Part I: Get Them In the Word - published on 9/28/2012


What Do People Want From Their Church? - published on 9/22/2012


Is anyone like me here? - published on 8/28/2012


Who's not here that you would like to be, Jesus? - published on 8/20/2012


What do you hope for all your members? - published on 8/15/2012


If a Disciple Ran By, Would You Know It? - published on 8/11/2012


What's Your Win? - published on 8/6/2012


After Shaking Hands With Your Worship Guests: Officially Following Up - published on 5/7/2012


After Shaking Hands With Your Worship Guests: Training Your Congregation To Welcome Newcomers - published on 5/2/2012


What does Jesus Say to Congregations with Few Resources? (Part 5 of 5) Join Jesus in Ministry Today - published on 4/26/2012


What does Jesus Say to Congregations With Few Resources? (Part 4 of 5) "What can we do? We have nothing!" - published on 4/9/2012


What does Jesus Say to Congregations With Few Resources? (Part 3 of 5) Keep the Target Ministry? - published on 3/27/2012


What does Jesus Say to Congregations With Few Resources? (Part 2 of 5) God Often Uses the Least? - published on 3/19/2012


What does Jesus Say to Congregations With Few Resources? (Part 1 of 5) - published on 2/22/2012


It's Never Been About the Numbers! Really! - published on 2/3/2012


Connecting to your Community (Part 5 of 5) Seven Steps Toward Having a Kingdom Impact in Your Community - published on 1/27/2012


Connecting to your Community (Part 4 of 5) Where are You in The Graduate School of Ministry - published on 1/18/2012


Connecting to your Community (Part 3 of 5) Doing Ministry like Jesus Did: Powerlessness & Proclamation - published on 1/13/2012


Connecting to your Community (Part 2 of 5) Doing Ministry Like Jesus Did: Proximity & Presence - published on 1/9/2012


Connecting to your Community (Part 1 of 5) Why is it so challenging? - published on 1/6/2012


Are You Mentoring Someone to Do What You Do? - published on 12/9/2011


Have You Seen Your Congregation's Snapshot? - published on 12/5/2011


Is Pastoral Care Missional? (Part 2 of 2) - published on 11/13/2011


Is Pastoral Care Missional? (Part I of 2) - published on 11/6/2011


"I'm not being spiritually fed here." - published on 10/31/2011


Is your congregation going on to perfection? - published on 10/24/2011


'And teaching them to know everything I have commanded you.' - published on 10/9/2011


What is a Vital Congregation? Fruitful in their Ministry (#4 in a series of 4) - published on 10/3/2011


What is a Vital Congregation? Planted in Particular Place (#3 in a series of 4) - published on 9/22/2011


What is a Vital Congregation? Committed to Continuing Jesus' Ministry (#2 in a series of 4) - published on 9/16/2011


What is a Vital Congregation? A Unique Christian Community (#1 in a series of 4) - published on 9/8/2011


The Difference Effective Pastoral Leadership Makes (#4 in a series of 4) - published on 8/30/2011


The Difference Lay Leadership Makes (#3 in a series of 4) - published on 8/23/2011


What did the Call to Action Actually Recommend? (#2 in a series of 4) - published on 8/15/2011


What's up with the Bishops' Call to Action?(#1 in a series of 4) - published on 8/10/2011


Choosing People over Programs - published on 8/4/2011


What Do You Expect? - published on 7/7/2011


Preparing For the Coming Death Tsunami - published on 7/2/2011


What Do We Expect of Our Church Leaders? - published on 6/6/2011


Is handing out water bottles really mission? - published on 5/23/2011


What Robs Your Passion? - published on 5/13/2011


Are People Coming in Your Service Door? - published on 5/9/2011


Firming Up Your Financial Foundation<br>Part IV: Cultivate Extravagant Generosity - published on 5/2/2011

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