Some conversations among congregants or leadership team members are easier and more fruitful when they are guided by an outsider. This is especially true when there is conflict or high anxiety among the participants or when it might be difficult for those involved to think beyond their current circumstances (such as in a visioning discussion).
In consulting I help leaders structure, facilitate, and interpret conversations about the church’s God-given mission and outline specific steps toward living into it. I believe that congregations are experts about their own gifts and contexts, and I tailor my approach to each church’s procedures and goals. I have a particular interest in working with congregations averaging under 350 people in worship.
Consulting services are available for a per contact hour rate (defined as time spent in session either onsite or by phone) plus travel expenses. The number of contact hours required varies by situation, and I welcome the opportunity to submit a proposal to your church’s leadership.