A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. -Proverbs 1:5
Navigating through life alone can be challenging. Even if we have friends and family, sometimes we need someone who is neutral that can help us make better life decisions. Sometimes we need someone to help us to resolve past issues in a non-judgmental way. A personal coach or mentor can help you to set goals, assist you with creating a plan and push you toward achieving them.
Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; -1 Peter 5:2
The ability to effectively lead others is a gift accompanied by responsibility. Leadership encompasses more than just having power, it is being an example. You must be able to influence, encourage, teach, mentor and provide guidance and wisdom. We develop and train leaders in areas such as discipleship, team building, integrity, strategizing, and conflict resolution. We customize a plan specifically for your church or organization based on Christian principles.
Ministry to Ministers
Giving until it hurts – the natural tendency of most pastors is to give liberally of their time and energy. Too many good men are unable to set limits for themselves and eventually end up with nothing more to give. The well runs dry.
Unfortunately, very few pastors have “mentors” in their circle of friends. Added to the fact that most congregations do not recognize or understand this situation, there is rarely someone available to “minister to the minster”.
The Vicious Cycle -Too many pastors are expected to carry out a variety of duties for which they are not always prepared to handle – everything from sermon preparation to administration, or personal counseling. The inevitable mistakes and weaknesses caused by these expectations can lead to insecurity, making a pastor feel like a failure. Frustration begins to mount, causing more mistakes and, finally, “burnout”. It is a self-perpetuating cycle!
When a pastor is caught in this cycle, it is almost impossible for him to objectively see the situation. It takes an understanding friend to help him view his “weaknesses” as legitimate, God-created limitations – not shortcomings or failures.