I’ve talked to dozens of leaders who felt a calling to the church consulting field. But please don’t think consultants are only brought in when a church is in its final days – not at all. Many congregations need different kinds of help along the way.
Here are some of the common needs:
Fundraising and/or building campaigns
New ministry launches
Discipleship and Sunday school programs
Evangelism and outreach
The list goes on.
Do you have experience that could help in these areas?
Here’s an excerpt from an e-mail we recently received from someone interested in consulting. See if this resonates with your own desires:
“… If I could be better equipped and more knowledgeable, perhaps I could do something to be of greater service to churches I see suffering and in need of growth or revitalization programs.”
I love seeing fire in the eyes of new consultants. They’re anxious to help struggling churches. They have newfound confidence to tackle the challenges in their own church.
We can show you how to be a consultant. We'll introduce you to some powerful tools (like the Church Health Survey). Then it’s up to you – utilizing your experience, giftedness, enthusiasm and desire – to make a real difference.
No one else has your exact ministry experiences. There are lessons (some of them hard!) that God has allowed into your life so you can help others.
The Society for Church Consulting has turned out more than 900 trained leaders. We’ve given them tools and knowledge designed to infuse new life into unhealthy congregations.
We don’t have the manpower to work with all the troubled churches that ask us for help – but we can teach you how to turn a declining congregation into a vibrant one.
Of course, you won’t succeed every time – the Lord himself will determine each church’s path. But you can diligently offer your services and watch God work.
And don’t expect to get rich doing this, either. There are some independent consultants who make a living at it, but most of them are also speakers and authors. Others make some “extra money.” Or it might already be part of your job in a denominational organization. Many more do it on a volunteer basis.
“I just want to help one more church before I go."
This is a quote from a retired pastor who went through our training. Do you have the same desire to devote your life to helping other church leaders before you go home?
Just think of the eternal impact you could have.