The old proverb is so true: “Too close to the forest to see the trees.”
This can be especially frustrating to churches and their leaders who want to do the best possible ministry for the Lord but who have run out of ideas and how-tos.
With more than 40 years of hands-on ministry experience and with training from several consulting organizations the director of congregational ministries can often provide that fresh look around to help understand the current reality in a local church
Often it is not a fresh look but an outside voice that can speak into the current situation to reinforce what is already being said and done by church leaders.
Consulting can be conversational and informal.
Consulting can also be systematic and formal.
Systematic and formal consultations are available in different formats in three specialized areas:
- Church Health Assessment. The formal assessment involves a few weeks of advance preparation and information gathering combined with a weekend of surveys, observations and interviews. A follow-up report with detailed observations and recommendations will be produced. General Baptist churches are asked only to cover the cost of the tabulation and scoring of the church health survey.
- Church Growth Strategies. This formal assessment involves a thorough review of the church’s growth patterns, an analysis of the community demographics, and the development of a training implementation plan to generate growth.
- Legacy Consultation. If church leaders feel their organization is nearing the end of its life cycle, work can be done to assess the attitudes, programming and trajectory of the congregation to help make informed decisions regarding restart and renewal or transfer of assets to the future through church planting or endowments through the General Baptist Foundation.
For more information regarding any of these consultation services contact us by phone at 573-785-7746, e-mail or in person.