CHURCHES IN TRANSITION
Perhaps the hardest moment in the life of a church is when a pastor transitions whether planned or unplanned. Flourish's Church Transition Process seeks to help an Elder Board take stock, form a thoughtful direction, and use a wise process in finding a new pastor. We help you ask and answer the questions that need to be answered PRIOR to a new pastor being called. We can do that by placing a Transitional Pastor at your church or by coming alongside as a coach to your church.
Finding a new pastor for your church may feel rather daunting. Flourish's Pastor Search Process will help you ask the right questions so that you understand yourself well and thus represent yourself well to candidates. We will train your Pastor Search Committee (PSC), and then coach your PSC along the journey until you find a new pastor.
Flourish's Church Health Assessment (CHA) helps the leadership of a congregation get a robust snapshot of their Biblical Health. Our Renewal Pastor Assessment (RPA) enables pastors and denominational leaders to gain insight into whether a particular pastor has the traits and experiences which tend toward usefulness in church renewal .
CHURCH HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Our assessment gives churches a snapshot of where they’ve been and where they are. It provides a clear view so leaders can plan for the future. Flourish surveys the congregation on demographic, doctrinal, and cultural dynamics. Working with leaders, the CHA articulates the narrative, values, and struggles of the church.
CHURCH HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Congregational renewal and revitalization are often a combination of the right leader with the right congregation at the right moment. The RPA uses a three part assessment to help pastors understand their work style, gift mix, and personal spiritual health.
Flourish coaches work one on one with ministry leaders. Our coaching clients will be more effective in their calling because of their coaching relationship. Coaching clients get site visits and regular contact from their coach. Access to the Flourish Resource Vault supplies coaching clients with tools to succeed.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Matthew Ryman, Pastor, 600+ member church
"Leading a large church for the first time is daunting. But with all there is to think about, it's clear I do my best thinking when I'm talking with my Flourish coach. What more could you want?"
There is no one right way to practically do the work of the local church. Each congregation has a set of gifts, resources, culture, and convictions that must be respected and leveraged for the sake of the spread of the gospel. Flourish consultants can guide congregations through vision expression, strategic planning, and pastoral search. Our philosophy of coaching infuses our consulting with gospel grace and pastoral care.
How do you take the first steps of renewal or revitalization in a church? How can you have a healthier denomination? Why are pastors struggling with shame and fear? One day workshops with Flourish coaches gather groups of pastors in engaging and creative learning experiences. Flourish workshops can be brought to your district, presbytery, or region.