The average pastoral tenure – regardless of position – is a mere three years. That’s the bad news. The good news is, a quality search process can go a long way to ensuring your congregation’s next addition stays around for a lot longer.
Over the last decade, ChapterNext has developed a reputation for sustainable search. Our process is reality based, detail driven, Gospel-based, and rigorous. By following a protocol of full disclosure and painstakingly aligning key values and goals, new leaders and congregations tend to “put down roots” with each other. Bottom line: when leaders and congregation are of the same mind, heart, and mission, the distance from maintenance ministry to innovation is relatively short.
However, there is a second step to sustainable, effective leadership, and that is targeted coaching. At ChapterNext, we believe that the beginning of a new partnership between pastor/staff member and people represents a breakthrough moment. But that moment must be leveraged quickly and intentionally.
To that end, ChapterNext offers affordable coaching plans to help your congregation make the most of your new leadership investment. Whether it’s on-ramping your new pastor or staff member, helping you and your new leader re-imagine your programming, or re-energizing your entire staff, we can help move forward faster.
With over 60 years of coaching and ministry experience, we have worked with congregations from 50 to 20,000 and understand the complexities of doing faithful ministry in the 21st century. We don’t claim to have all the answers. But we do know how to engage leaders and congregations in dynamic conversation around essential questions, and how to help you get rid of your own log-jams. Together, we can participate in God’s breakthrough moment for your congregation.
For a free consult, contact Sally@chapter-next.com, our veteran coach of pastors.