Clergy Consulting, Coaching, Counseling
To empower pastors through clergy consulting, coaching and counseling.
A personal word to Pastors: As an experienced Pastor, who’s “been around the block,” and who’s “been there and done that,” I understand the unique challenges of being a Pastor and the special demands of church life. I want to serve you and those in ministry by being a safe person to talk to and a “seasoned” pastor to consult with.
I remember, as a pastor in the church, just how helpful it was to talk to someone confidentially about the struggles and frustrations of ministry – someone who was safe, would listen and understand.
I also remember how helpful it was to talk to someone about all the ministry possibilities I had swirling around in my head and help me to clarify what I wanted to do.
Consulting and coaching are so closely related, but both are NOT about telling someone what to do , but helping them to draw upon their own inner wisdom and find what works best for them.
I’ve discovered many things that I wish I knew when I was a Pastor in the Church that could have helped me thrive and flourish even more – things I wish I would have taught me in Seminary! If you’re interested we can explore some of these. For example:
PERSONAL IDENTITY: You’re not messed up! Being yourself in ministry with your own one of a kind personality is possible. The Enneagram can be an extremely helpful tool to understand yourself and others.
PURPOSE: How to renew the joy of ministry and live out your life’s purpose through your ordination and pastoral ministry by rediscovering what you love to do through an “Appreciate Inquiry” process that you can then use with others too.
POWER VS FORCE: How to use the “Power of TED” to live as a creator rather than a “victim” and help others to do the same. As well as use “Compassionate Communication” to communicate clearly and hear what others are trying to say.
Pulpit supply: I love to help pastors and churches by being a guest preacher when needed.
Holy Humor Sunday: (Giving a break to Pastors the Sunday after Easter) Many American churches are resurrecting an old Easter custom begun by the early Greek Christians — “Bright Sunday” or “Holy Humor Sunday” celebrations on the Sunday after Easter. For centuries in all Christian faith traditions, the week following Easter Sunday was observed by the faithful as “days of joy and laughter” with parties and picnics to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. It’s not only good theology but Holy Humor Sunday services are bringing back large crowds to churches on a Sunday when church attendance typically drops dramatically.
LEADERSHIP TEAM PRESENTATIONS:
Church Refugees and The Great Migration: They’re called the “Dones” or “Amost Dones” those who are done with the organized church but not their faith. Discover the reasons they’re leaving the church and what the church can do to help them.
The Power of TED – The Empowerment Dynamic: Help your leaders discover the power of being a “creator, coach and challenger” rather than a “victim, persecutor or rescuer” and how to create this culture throughout your church.
The Appreciative Way: Help your leaders to discover their purpose not only for ministry, but also for life.
Enneagram Teamwork: Discover a model to help you and your leaders really understand each other and how to work together and equip their teams to flourish.
Why Nobody Wants to Be Around Christians Anymore: Discover these reasons and the 4 acts of love that can make your faith and church magnetic.