Mick Tune

Mick brings a unique blend of creativity, innovation, and humor to his work with churches. Mick served as a pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for close to 20 years prior to working as a church ministry strategist. For the past two decades, Mick has had experience working in a broad spectrum of settings guiding campaigns of well over $30 million, raising funds for church plants, and coaching churches through various ministry opportunities. He has worked with churches in a variety of traditions, large and small, and has an innate flexibility to thrive in each setting.

Mick graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, as a National Merit Scholar, and from Vanderbilt University (BA) in three years with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. He completed his ministerial training at Brite Divinity School (Texas Christian University) where he was Valedictorian and selected as their outstanding student in each of his last two years.  Mick is the author of, WILDERING: Anyone’s Guide to Enjoying the American Wilderness as well as various blogs, articles, and musings.

Mick prefers to be outdoors hiking, fossil hunting, or backpacking. Mick is a Partner with Culture of Ready, a partner with Horizons in the generosity movement. Mick and his wife, Lisa, live in Heath, Texas.

Where are People Meeting Jesus in Your Church?

Where are People Meeting Jesus in Your Church?

I get all the effort made to engage donors … I really do!  That attention and work is important for the success of your mission and ministry.  People might be moved to donate a little something for a variety of reasons.  Baby steps, right?  Grow people where you can...

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Advice on Taking the Trail for the First Time

Advice on Taking the Trail for the First Time

Many years and miles of backpacking in America’s wilderness areas have taught me a few things about taking a trail for the first time – about intentionally wandering into a much bigger and wilder world where you are not in control of everything. Visionary and...

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An Enlightening Perspective from Your Investors

An Enlightening Perspective from Your Investors

I am an Investor. Think of me as a potential venture capitalist for your organization, or as a mission capitalist for your vision. I am not looking to make money back, but I am looking for a real return on my investment. What direction are we going in? How will we...

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Your People Won’t Begin Giving While They Are Drowning

Your People Won’t Begin Giving While They Are Drowning

Around 50% of households in the church don’t make a financial contribution. The number one most commonly asked question in church stewardship and generosity conversations is, how do we help non-givers to begin giving? How do we get non-givers to begin giving? The...

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