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On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020,
Let’s Shatter Your Previous Weekend Attendance Records, Reach More People with the Hope of Jesus, See More New Believers Baptized, and Make More Disciples Than Ever!
Let me ask you a question.
How did you feel about your 2019 Easter Sunday services?
See, it’s possible that you went to bed that Sunday night happy and satisfied with how the day went.
People brought friends.
You met first time visitors.
Lost people placed their trust in Jesus.
And your whole church was excited and proud!
If that’s your story, let me just congratulate you!
But if that’s NOT your story…
If you went to bed deflated and frustrated, wishing you’d prepared better, invited more, and preached better…
You’re not alone.
The fact is, TONS of pastors felt the same way.
In the few days after Easter Sunday, way too many church leaders feel a sense of discouragement.
Social media is annoying and painful.
While we want to have a heart for the kingdom and rejoice in the growth everyone else experienced, deep down we often feel that we missed something.
We feel we could have done a better job of getting our church excited about growth, prepared for the outreach opportunity, and ready to minister to newcomers.
And that’s where I want to HELP you over the next eleven months as you get on a growth track between this Easter and next Easter!
Easter Sunday is April 12, 2020
Let me offer you some reassurance…
First of all, if you presented the gospel faithfully, you were a SUCCESS!
It’s always nice to meet more people on any Sunday, but the fact is, the day isn’t actually about how many people showed up.
It’s about what (or rather, whom) was shared – Jesus!
Second, you’re not called to run any other pastor’s race.
You can’t live in the comparison trap. It’s a frustrating place.
There will always be a church ahead of you in numbers, and there will always be a church behind you, too.
God never called you to lead the biggest church in your town or your denomination.
He doesn’t judge your faithfulness based on whether you made the big 100 largest or fastest growing churches lists.
You have a race to run, and your faithfulness to that race is what matters.
And third, THERE IS HOPE!
Growth is POSSIBLE.
And what matters is
HEALTHY GROWTH OVER TIME!
Too many leaders are leading alone. I’ve been there. When I started planting Grace Hills Church in Northwest Arkansas, I was trying to clear each hurdle the best I could by reading books and blogs about each new challenge.
Finally, I reached out to someone who had, himself, once planted and led a growing church. He talked me through every major decision I needed to make for two years, and we grew. We’re still growing today, in fact.
I view coaching as an ongoing conversation in which I come alongside you to help you understand and fulfill your vision, overcome obstacles and tackle the issues keeping you up at night using powerful questions and proven solutions.
During our coaching appointments (usually via video), we will spend an hour together assessing where you are, where you need to go, and the best way to get there. Typically, I’m walking leaders through topics such as:
- How to create a growth culture around you.
- How to craft and cast a compelling vision.
- How to get unstuck and break through the next barrier.
- Designing your church planting launch timeline.
- Implementing a discipleship process in the local church.
- Using social media and improving church communications.
- How to think bigger, start smaller, and go “all in.”
- Going big on a small budget.
- Adding and structuring staff and leadership development systems.
Coaching is not a glorified book club. Rather, coaching is heavy on content, conversation, and a personal connection.
I believe that any and all credit for any success belongs solely with God who alone redeems people and grows his church (it’s not yours or mine, after all). I also believe, however, that God expects the people he has called into leadership to do everything they can to thrive and to lead thriving churches!
I’ve served churches of every size, from rural churches of fifty to a suburban church of a couple hundred attenders, to the staff of one of America’s largest churches, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. My wife, Angie, and I started Grace Hills church five years ago with one family and we now see an average of about 500 attenders each weekend.
Out of those experiences (which include plenty of failures and missteps that I will gladly share, too), I’d love to help you get unstuck and get growing!
How Much Does Coaching Cost?
I wish that I could provide coaching to everyone at no cost at all, but coaching requires a significant time investment on my part, and time is a scarce resource. So just as we pay physicians to keep us healthy, I believe we sometimes need to compensate coaches and counselors to keep us healthy personally.
It’s also a more successful process if it also involves an investment on your part.
And, I believe good coaching pays for itself many times over, and that’s why I pay for good coaching myself.
In fact, there’s a greater cost in not being coached and staying stuck! That’s why I’ll say, if you don’t get coaching from me, get it somewhere!
The cost of one-on-one coaching is $180 per month, which also includes full access to The Digital Leadership Lab where I host two additional group coaching calls per month, plus access to the recorded archives of those calls, plus access to a big digital downloads vault.
Here’s what I’d love to do. Fill out the form below, which will send an email to me telling me about your interest. I’ll reach back out and we can schedule a free half hour session to talk about your vision and how coaching can help you fulfill it!
I might be interested in the future, but for now, add me to your mailing list…