Personal Coaching for Pastors and Church Leaders
Hi, I’m Brandon.
And I know. I’ve been there.
I began serving as the Senior Pastor of my first congregation when I was 19 years old. Since then, I’ve served in congregations of all shapes and sizes.
I’ve been a Lead Pastor, a Staff Pastor at one of America’s largest churches, and I planted a church from scratch and led it for a decade before stepping away.
Now I serve the broader church in a variety of capacities. I help churches with websites and communications needs. I manage this website.
And I also coach pastors and church leaders.
Ministry Life is Messy!
Our culture is experiencing rapid change and, instead of celebrating the diversity of humanity, we’re surrounded by voices seeking to instill fear.
With all of the devices, apps, and technology we have to stay connected, we tend to feel more disconnected and disjointed than ever.
The people, institutions, and systems we once counted on to guide us often fail us, leaving us to wonder what we can be certain of in life.
Sometimes a break or a change is healthy, but we’re burning out and giving up on life, faith, and relationships at an alarming rate.
Meanwhile, We’re Under Immense Pressure
We face pressure from within the church as people express their desire that we be good in every possible way and measure up to their expectations.
We face pressure from the culture to offer a message that inspires everyone and offends no one, while existing under a microscope of skepticism.
We face pressure from ourselves to perform at our highest level at all times, and we are usually our own worst critics and our own biggest obstacles.
We face pressure from other ministry leaders, intentional or otherwise, to keep biggering and bettering according to unfair standards and comparisons.
And Too Often, We Face the Pressure All Alone
I believe that every pastor and ministry leader needs models to follow, mentors from whom to learn, and friends on whom to lean. But we, who build the church as a community for the lost and hurting, are often the ones who wind up needing healthy community the most!
Most of those whose ministry we model are outside of our immediate relational circles. In fact, many of them are in heaven, having completed their own leadership courses. It’s hard to find individuals to whom we can be fully vulnerable and transparent, especially among those who serve under our leadership and spiritual care.
Therefore, We Need Coaches, Too
As a personal coach, I come alongside leaders to provide wisdom, counsel, and guidance in a safe, confidential atmosphere governed by grace and guarded by compassion.
In coaching, my role is to draw out of you the wisdom and knowledge you already possess by asking powerful questions and suggesting helpful next steps, then offering gentle accountability to help you make progress.
What Coaching Isn’t
Personal coaching isn’t therapy.
I believe strongly in the power of effective therapy and, if you see a therapist, it is very important that you communicate with them about our coaching relationship so that our work together in no way hinders the progress you are making in therapy.
Personal coaching isn’t training.
Books, courses, and programs galore exist to help leaders know how to lead and grow the church. We’ve never been as well-resourced as we are now in all of the nuts and bolts and techniques that help us plan, strategize, and build effective ministries.
In all of my years of ministry leadership, the seasons in which I was being coached have been the richest and most growth-oriented seasons of all. I’m not sure how we would have planted a church without good coaching. Every major decision, crisis, and moment of near panic was processed in the company of an experienced leader who could listen and guide without offering shortcuts or personal judgments.
I would love the opportunity to have a conversation with you about your story, where you see yourself currently, and what is holding you back from achieving your biggest goals and leading at your highest level.
What Is the Investment?
I offer coaching on a monthly retainer basis. Each month, you’ll be able to select one-hour appointment times from my calendar of availability and we can decide up front how often to meet.
Additionally, I’m always available by text, email, and occasional random phone calls, too. The cost depends on the number of times you’d like to meet with me each month.
- Meeting once per month: $75
- Meeting twice per month: $145
- Meeting three times per month: $215
- Meeting four times per month: $275
Sometimes cancellations and postponements happen and we’ll make adjustments along the way accordingly.
While there is a “coaching agreement” between us, there is no ongoing obligation to continue using or paying for my coaching services.
Our First Meeting Doesn’t Cost Anything
I’m a big believer that chemistry matters greatly to any working relationship, so there is no cost involved in our first meeting, after which we can decide whether or not I’m a good fit to help guide you in your journey.
Let's Book Our First No-Cost Session Together!