By Mark Lenz
President, Society for Church Consulting
Dear Christian Leader,
Hundreds of churches close their doors every year, never to reopen again. After years of service to their communities and expansion of the kingdom, they are forced to shut down.
God may have directed you to read this because he wants you to help a specific church – possibly the one you lead. Or maybe you already work with one or more congregations, and you want to sharpen your consulting skills or earn credentials.
We know of many churches that now enjoy growth after years of decline and apathy. Their leaders have endured pain, disappointment, doubt and loss … but the turnaround was worth it all. Some of them had sudden breakthroughs, others saw gradual improvement.
The one thing they had in common was an understanding of the purposes of the church, found in Acts 2:42-47. When they applied these biblical concepts, their churches’ mediocrity transformed into renewed vision, vitality and growth.
Some leaders work with consultants. Others have learned what the consultants know … and applied it to their own churches. Right now – across the world and right in your hometown – churches are struggling to stay open and fight shrinking attendance.
help churches overcome adversity
or break out of mediocrity.
Many congregations need different kinds of help along the way. Here are some of the common needs:
- Attendance decline
- Conflict resolution
- Fundraising and/or building campaigns
- Leadership transitions
- Change management
- New ministry launches
- Discipleship and Sunday school programs
- Evangelism and outreach
Do you have experience that could help in these areas?
The Society 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.
Since 2002, we have trained nearly 1,600 leaders in 48 states and around the globe. We’ve given them tools and knowledge designed to infuse new life into unhealthy congregations.
Do you want to learn more? We’d like to give you a FREE 15-page comprehensive guide to church consulting, right now.
Here’s the table of contents:
- The Growing Need for Church Consultants
- Overview of the Society for Church Consulting
- Types of Membership in the Society
- Self-assessment quiz
- Details of the Society Training and Certification Path
- Training Calendar
- Guidelines for Starting a Consulting Practice
We are a membership organization, however membership is optional until you get certified. The free guide will show you the benefits of membership so you can make an informed decision about what is best for your circumstances.
If you read this entire packet and would still like to talk to a “real person,” we’d be more than happy to walk you through the next steps. So if now’s the time to act … if you feel a tug to investigate what the Lord might have in store for you in consulting … just fill out the short form below. It’s a simple “next step” with no strings attached – and no cost.
I pray that God will reveal His will for you and the church you lead, or the hurting churches you come in contact with.
All of us at the Society wish you the best in your ministry! I hope to meet you at one of our training conferences and hear your story.
P.S. If you have problems signing up and receiving your free online info packet, give us a call at 763.744.7338. Or use the contact us form. We’d love to help.