If You Are In Ministry And Lonely, You Should Check This Group Out
Each week I try to point church leaders to valuable resources that will help them in their journeys. In the last year, I have become good friends with Matt Steen. Matt leads an organization called Church Simple. His team’s years of experience within churches and church plants has given them the knowledge and relationships needed to help church leaders simplify their lives and focus on what God has called them to do.
Because their services are so highly relational and context driven, I want to let Matt do a guest post telling you about his upcoming coaching network. To learn more about Church Simple, click here or on the more image above.
Happy February. Yeah, I said it, February.
It is hard to believe just thirty-seven days ago we were watching balls drop, singing Auld Lang Syne, and talking about the things that we were going to be up to in 2013. If you are like most church leaders, you came into the new year exhausted from the Christmas season, looking forward to catching your breath before gearing up for the sprint that is Easter (did I mention Easter is early this year?).
So, do you mind if I ask you a hard question? How are you doing on your goals for 2013?
By this point in the year, people have quit going to the gym, started watching TV again, and are just as addicted to their smart phones (guilty as charged). Are your ministry goals stalled as well?
Two years ago a friend of mine and I started to express something that we had known for a long time: ministry can be a lonely place. Out of that conversation, we started a company called Church Simple. We come alongside of pastors and help them think through what is going on in their ministries, and what their next steps are. We are coaches, we are confidantes, and we do this in community. Our coaching model brings together a group of church leaders from all over the country for a season of six to twelve months where we intentionally invest in one another. We talk leadership, we talk strategy, we talk tactics. We sharpen one another through our times together.
Each participant in a cohort commits to two meetings each month: a gathering of the cohort as a whole, and an individual session with one of our ministry coaches.
I know you are busy (Easter is coming!), but we both know that you can’t do ministry alone. We’d love to journey with you this year.
Interested? Click here, and let’s talk.