A Coaching Approach to Consulting and Training
We work with faith-based communities and organizations and their leaders to sharpen their vision and use vision-based experimentation to create context-sensitive ministries and programs. We bring a deep reservoir of knowledge and experience to the table, yet our consulting and training are driven by the strategic needs of the organization.
Principal Consultant – The Rev. Ken Howard
Ken Howard is an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church with more than 25 years experience ministry development and redevelopment, and more than 35 years experience in faith-based and business-based leadership and organizational consulting and training. He holds an MEd in Adult Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary, was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, and has authored several books and journal articles.
We bring in other consultant and training associates as need.
Church Planter Assessment
We work with dioceses and other adjudicatories to assess potential candidates for starting or redeveloping churches.
Leadership Transition Consulting
We work with faith-based communities and organization to help them achieve strategic changes during times of leadership transition. We can help guide faith communities through both traditional and search-in-place leadership transitions. We can also provide interim pastoral ministry.
Startup and Turnaround Consulting
We provide consultation on developing new faith communities or ministries, revitalizing those that have plateaued or are in decline, or courageously and pastorally closing those which have become unsustainable.
Visioning and Strategic Modeling
We work with leaders and leadership bodies to develop a clear and strategic organizational vision (what we call their Minimum Viable Belief), along with a supportive “business” model, that will allow their communities, organizations, and people to become more focused, self-guiding, and effective in support of overarching goals.
Strategic Working Conferences
Intensive 1-2 day skill-building conferences for individual faith communities, or regional/denominational gatherings of faith leaders.
Conference Keynotes and Workshops
Motivational keynote addresses and skill-building conference workshops.
Religious Land Use Rights Training
We provide training for congregations, diocese, and other adjudicatories on how the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act can help congregations overcome unlawfully burdensome local religious land use policies.